Traditional leaders urged to promote reconciliation in South Sudan

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Women leaders at the POC site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Traditional leaders in South Sudan are being called upon by the UN to promote peace and reconciliation as people return to their homes following conflict.

The African country is beginning to emerge from two years of instability after a unity government was formed.

Thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes are now returning.

The UN mission in the country, UNMISS, organized a workshop in Bentiu town in the north of the country to encourage traditional leaders to play a key role in ensuring a peaceful return.

Jacob Ruai has been speaking to UNMISS civil affairs officer Salifu Kamara.

Duration: 2'25"

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