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UN Security Council working group visits South Sudan

The UN Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict is in South Sudan to seek ways of protecting children in the wake of recent peace deal, the UN mission said on Monday. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the delegation, which arrived in Juba on Sunday, will hold high-level talks with senior government actors including UN, NGOs and inter-faith organizations to discuss opportunities to strengthen the protection of children. “A particular focus will be dedicated…

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Police join IDPs at Juba POC to celebrate peace

Police and the IDPs at the protection of civilians’ site at  Juba’s Jebel suburb on Thursday have celebrated peace outside the camp, the police spokesperson has said. Major General Daniel Justin said the displaced persons came out in big numbers this morning to appreciate the police unit at a check-point along Yei road. And in return of a good gesture, he said they also joined them later on to celebrate with them. “In the morning they came again and at around…

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Machar Returns to Juba for Peace Celebrations

President Salva Kiir publicly apologized to South Sudanese citizens Wednesday for the devastation the past five years of conflict has caused and announced the release of rebel leader Riek Machar’s former spokesman James Gatdet, who had been sentenced to death, along with South African citizen William John Endley, Machar’s former security advisor, who was sentenced to death by hanging on spying charges. “As your president I want to apologize on behalf of all the parties to the conflict as…

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