Report on Juba attacks details changes for UNMISS operations

Report on Juba attacks details changes for UNMISS operations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon plans to implement new measures for the United States Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), designed to ensure greater accountability and better protect South Sudanese civilians. The UN decision follows an independent investigation of the violence that spanned days marked by chaos in and around the…

Forging a future for Africa’s fragile cities

Most of the world’s fragile cities are clustered in Africa and Asia, with cities in Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) among the most high-risk cities in the world. That’s according to a consortium, led by the Igarapé Institute, that studied urban fragility across the globe…

South Sudanese people continue to suffer

South Sudanese are starving as the peace deal continues to be ignored. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body which is observing the implementation of the peace agreement, reported that civilians are starving to death in Mundri county. Former Botswanan president and JMEC chairman, Festus Mogae, stated “I…

UN “should place an arms embargo on South Sudan”

United Nations sanctions monitors recommended in an annual report that the United Nations Security Council “should place an arms embargo on South Sudan” reported Reuters in an exclusive. According to the news agency the confidential UN report produced by the panel stated that both President Salva Kiir and Reik Machar…

South Sudan: rebel return raises peace hopes

As the conflict in South Sudan continues the world waits to hear how the young country will implement the peace deal that was drawn up four months ago. The Associated Press (AP) reports that a group of South Sudanese rebels has returned to the capital, Juba, after spending two years…

South Sudan: are civilians losing hope?

The latest news to come out of the world’s newest state is the the use of child soldiers in the civil war reported Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday. Two years of violence and multiple attempts at peace negotiations have brought the state nowhere except to a peace deal in writing…

South Sudan peace deal failing

Conflict in South Sudan is continuing to pick up even with the latest peace deal which seems to be quickly failing. The peace deal was signed in August this year between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar after 21 months of fighting. The peace deal started off with…

South Sudan conflict: what it means for the future of the country’s youth

NAIROBI–From the relative safety of a University campus, Juliana Siapay, a 24-year-old South Sudanese student in Kenya, fears for her own future and that of her war-riddled country. At one point, her dream was so close to reality, until a set of circumstances conspired to rob her of her educational…

Mohammed Yusuf

Freelance journalist covering East Africa, he has contributed to several international publications, writing about politics and security.