African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project.

The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project …

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but ‘grassroots’ are moving faster than elites, says Shearer

The peace dividend from last year’s ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in …

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report – May 2019

Highlights

On 03 May, leadership of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) unanimously agreed to extend the Pre-Transitional period by six months after its original date of conclusion on 12 …

UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report – May 2019

Highlights

On 03 May, leadership of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) unanimously agreed to extend the Pre-Transitional period by six months after its original date of conclusion on 12 …

IGAD Engages in Regional Discussions of Free Movement of Persons

June 24, 2019 (ENTEBBE, Uganda): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today opened the ‘IGAD Member States Validation Meeting on the Draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and Its Road Map for Negotiation and Implementation’ in Entebbe under the …

Drop in Violence Reveals ‘Glimmer’ of Possibilities for Peace, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan Tells Security Council

Permanent Representative Says Implementation of Revitalized Peace Agreement Will Require Major Funding, Technical Support

The reduction of violence in South Sudan, while fragile, has revealed a glimmer of what’s possible with peace, the senior United Nations official in that country …

Sudan expresses solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Khartoum: Sudan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Abha International Airport by Iranian-backed Houthi militia, which killed one civilian and injured several others.

In a statement today the Sudanese foreign ministry said that targeting a civilian airport used by …