South Sudan: Violence Threatens Fragile Peace Deal

South Sudan: Violence Threatens Fragile Peace Deal

JUBA, 29 July 2021 – Continued and worsening violence threatens a fragile peace deal in South Sudan, according to international monitors. The Djibouti-based IGAD (Inter-Governmental Agency for Development) deployed the monitors after parties to the conflict...
South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

JUBA, 28 July 2021 – The UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed deep concern over a spike of extrajudicial executions in Africa’s youngest nation. People accused of crimes must have a right to have their day in court before any punishment can be meted out...
South Sudan: Spike in Attacks on Aid Workers

South Sudan: Spike in Attacks on Aid Workers

JUBA, 24 July 2021 – The United Nations has expressed concern over an increase in violent attacks on humanitarian workers in various parts of the country. “South Sudan is increasingly becoming one of the most dangerous places to operate for humanitarian...
South Sudan: Over 50,000 Vaccinated Against COVID-19

South Sudan: Over 50,000 Vaccinated Against COVID-19

JUBA, 16 July 2021 – South Sudanese public health officials have vaccinated more than 50,000 people with their first COVID-19 jab. While encouraging, the number is a drop in the ocean for a country with a population of eleven million inhabitants. Tens of...
South Sudan: Over 50,000 Vaccinated Against COVID-19

South Sudan: Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccinations Resume

JUBA, 17 June 2021 – More than 16,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in South Sudan, according to health authorities. It is an insignificant number of people incouldated so far a country of 13 million inhabitants. Last March, Africa’s youngest nation...
South Sudan: UN Commits to Prevent Relapse into War

South Sudan: UN Commits to Prevent Relapse into War

JUBA, 4 June 2021 – The UN head of mission to South Sudan says the peacekeepers in the war-torn country will do more to guarantee the success of the peace process. Nicholas Hayson said UNMISS, as the mission is known, will do everything to offer more protection for...
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