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UN urges South Sudan parties to cease hostilities after recent offensive

Continuous fighting around the Jonglei State capital Bor has driven an estimated 136,000 South Sudanese civilians across the River Nile into Awerial County in Lakes State. Photo: UNMISS/Wade Mageng

Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged to cease hostilities and to uphold their responsibility to protect civilians. The appeal was made by the United Nations in a statement issued on Saturday…

29 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Tensions in Western Sahara's Guergerat area should not erupt anew: UN chief

Peacekeepers with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) consult a map as they drive through vast desert areas in Smara, Western Sahara. UN Photo/Martine Perret

The UN chief has urged the global community to ensure tensions do not erupt again in the Guergerat area…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"100 million" African children out of school: former Tanzania President

Displaced children residing at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in Juba roast ears of corn and smile for the camera. (file) UN Photo/Isaac Billy

There are around 100 million African children out of school which is endangering the global push towards the 2030…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and malaria vaccine

Crowded living conditions at the UN Protection of Civilians site, Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: IOM/Bannon

Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy Ending the hostilities in South Sudan should be the…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /
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