UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and partnerships for peace

Peacekeepers of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein (file photo)

"Extreme concern" over increased armed conflict in South Sudan

"Extreme concern" has been expressed by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) over increased reports of violence and armed conflict in various parts of the country. The Mission reported heavy artillery and gunfire in Leer town between government and opposition forces which led to numerous deaths and the displacement of the civilian population. There are also continued reports of clashes in the Equatoria states. Gabriel Shaddar has been talking to the UNMISS Spokesperson, Yasmina Bouziane.

Displacement site in Batangafo, CAR. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

Stabilization efforts in CAR could be undermined without international support

Efforts to stabilize the Central African Republic could be undermined if the international community fails to maintain its commitment to the troubled country, according to the UN Peacekeeping chief. A three-year long political crisis in CAR as it's known has resulted in a violent conflict that has affected nearly the whole country. It's left some 2.3 million people, over half the population, in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Daniel Dickinson reports

View of the podium. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

"Gearing up partnerships" essential to African peace and stability

Strengthening and "gearing up" partnerships is essential for Africa's peace and stability, according to the UN's Special Advisor on the continent, addressing a High-Level event at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Maged Abdelaziz said that there could be no development without peace, nor peace without development, and that ambitious goals could not be met without greater cooperation. Matthew Wells has more.

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