Japan helps South Sudan rebuild

Japanese engineering peacekeepers arriving in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 February 2012. Photo: UNMISS

One hundred and twenty Japanese engineers arrived in South Sudan this week to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission there in helping the young country build roads and bridges.

Infrastructural development is a top priority for South Sudan, which gained its independence from Sudan in July.

The Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force of engineers is the ninth team from the country to participate in UN peacekeeping operations.

Julie Walker reports.

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