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Victims of intercommunal violence in South Sudan deserve ‘justice, truth and reparations’: Bachelet

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities. 

South Sudan: Coronavirus cases confirmed inside UN civilian protection site

New York/IBNS: The South Sudanese Government has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 have been identified inside a Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the capital, Juba, although the world’s youngest nation has been relatively unscathed by the pandemic, with 74 cases recorded so far.

UN rights chief urges South Sudan authorities to address inter-communal violence

New York/IBNS: Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday, in response to a recent escalation in fighting in the east and central parts of the country.

South Sudan: UN chief commends ‘spirit of compromise and collaboration’ as new cabinet is unveiled

New York/IBNS: Following the unveiling of a new unity cabinet in South Sudan on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General has commended the “spirit of compromise and collaboration” shown by President Salva Kiir and rival-turned-top deputy, Riek Machar, on what has been a rocky road towards forging lasting peace.

Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key

New York/IBNS: Positive developments in South Sudan have “moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace”, the top UN official there told Security Council members on Wednesday.

UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s Unity government, lauds parties for ‘significant achievement’

New York/IBNS: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Saturday the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in South Sudan.

‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime

New York/IBNS: The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday.

South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group

New York/IBNS: The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed group in South Sudan.

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father

New York/IBNS: The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reunion in the capital Juba on Friday.

South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in ‘race against time’

New York/IBNS: The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future.

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers

New York/IBNS: Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.

UN chief welcomes decision to delay formation of South Sudan unity government

New York/IBNS: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision to push back the deadline for the formation of a unity Government in South Sudan.

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child

New York/IBNS: The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.

‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan

New York/IBNS: Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal

New York: In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict.