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23 Feb 2018 description

FRANCESCA MOLD In May 2015, Kweku Bassaw was working alongside other civilian staff protecting hundreds of people who had fled from violent clashes and sought sanctuary at a United Nations protection site in Melut.

Suddenly, the UN base and protection site in the Upper Nile region of war-torn South Sudan became the target with mortar bombs landing in the compound injuring and killing some of those sheltering there.

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
  • 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
  • 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
  • 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
  • 1.8 Million children require education support
  • 5.1 Million people require health support

KEY MESSAGES

20 Feb 2018 description

ATHUAI ALBINO The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in collaboration with the South Sudan National Police Service has launched a renovation project of the Warrap County Police station, valued at 45,783 USD.

“Without proper facilities, it is very difficult for the police to maintain security, and without support from the communities, the police cannot operate peacefully,” said Akol Mabior, chairperson for County Development Committee, commending UNMISS’s support, while calling on the communities to cooperate with the police service in the area.

20 Feb 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- The parties to the Igad-led negotiations agreed on the composition of a transitional government and security arrangements.
- About 14 factions are in attendance in the talks officially known as the High Level Revitalisation Programme to review the stalled implementation of the 2015 South Sudan peace agreement.
- But observers are concerned whether all remaining issues of the 2015 peace agreement yet to be discussed will be concluded by Friday when negotiations close.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

Two communities in South Sudan’s Jonglei State have signed a peace agreement to end a deadly conflict over grazing land that has claimed 37 lives in the past two months.

The Jonglei State deputy governor says the communities from Bor South County agreed to create a buffer zone so security forces can be deployed to keep the two clans apart. The agreement signed last week followed talks mediated by Jonglei State officials and South Sudan Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juk.

19 Feb 2018 description

Stalin Gebreselassie

Cattle keepers in the Greater Lakes region have voiced concerns over the ongoing disarmament process in the area. Some fear that weapons will still be readily available, others doubt that the government will be able to protect them from attacks if and when they find themselves unarmed.

16 Feb 2018 description

UK, US and Norway statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan.

16 Feb 2018 description

South Sudan media stakeholders have used the occasion to commemorate the 2018 World Radio Day to call for use of radio to encourage local sports for peaceful coexistence in the country.

The event under the theme “Radio and Sports” took place on 13 February at the University of Juba Play Ground.

It was marked with speeches from different radio stakeholders and government officials graced with a football match between radio journalists and local football coaches as well as traditional dances from different cultural groups.

16 Feb 2018 description

JANET ADONGO

Plans for joint police patrols in Malakal, involving UN and South Sudanese officers, are welcomed by people staying both in town and in the peacekeeping mission’s protection site. Capacity building of South Sudanese police officers is also on the cards.

“I have heard that they are patrolling but I have not seen them yet. I have heard that after curfew at night, police officers patrol in Malakal town to maintain peace and order. If UNMISS joins these patrols I believe even more people will feel safe to go out into town,” says Chuol Kun Rai, adding:

15 Feb 2018 description

15 February 2018, Juba — A consultative workshop on a newly developed policy framework of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, with financial and technical support from UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project, closed sessions on Wednesday after examining existing laws, and advocating for changes in the legal system with the aim of enhancing justice and efficiency in the justice sector.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Gift Friday

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan's capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). But a South Sudanese analyst says the additional peacekeepers will have no impact on the country's deadly conflict if they are not deployed outside of Juba.

13 Feb 2018 description

LENI KINZLI AND MOSES YAKUDU

The South Sudanese towns along the Juba-Nimule road are largely deserted. Beyond the Amee Junction in Pageri County, what remains are damaged schools, health centres, and tukuls (traditional houses) with charred or missing roofs – all testament to the destruction that has visited public and private property, including the offices of the county headquarters.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 12, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction allied to the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar opted out of the ongoing peace talks on Monday in protest against what it described as continued attacks on the positions by the government.

12 Feb 2018 description

LIATILE PUTSOA

On the West Bank of the Nile in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan lies Tonga. As civilians are slowly returning to what fighting had turned into a ghost town, so is life and some sort of normalcy.

Tonga is a small town that has witnessed horrors of death following an outbreak of violence between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-In Opposition (SPLA-IO).

Once a bustling trading post, Tonga was deserted when civilians fled the fighting to seek refuge at UN protection sites, or across the border in neighbouring Sudan.

10 Feb 2018 description

FRANCESCA MOLD

Women politicians in South Sudan are saying “enough is enough”.

They are calling for their voices to be heard and for a more inclusive process that allows women to play a pivotal role in the peace building process.

“Women are the backbone of humanity,” says the chairwoman of the Sudan African National Union (SANU) political party, Theresa Sericio. “It is important that they participate in the peace process so as to incorporate issues of human concern which can bring about the peace that the people of South Sudan are looking for.”

09 Feb 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 750th meeting held on 6 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan:

Council,

09 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 8, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan peace talks have stalled over a text mediators and opposition officials want added to a provision that authorizes levying punitive measures against individuals who violate the peace process.

The parties, multiple sources attending the ongoing talks said, also failed to reach a consensus on governance and security sector reform matters.

08 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 28 December 2017 from the Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2340 (2017), the final report on its work.