Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission in South Sudan

May27, 2014 (UN) – The Security Council today extended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and revised its mandate to give priority to the task of protecting civilians and to address the security, humanitarian and political crisis that has gripped the nation for the past six months. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council decided to extend the […]

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UNMISS Says Staff Assaulted, Detained in South Sudan

May 22, 2104(Juba) –Two United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) staff members were attacked and detained in recent days by suspected members of South Sudan’s security forces, a U.N. spokesman has said. “The mission deplores the behavior of alleged members of the security forces who assaulted and illegally detained two of its staff memebers in separate incidents in Juba […]

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UN chief calls for tribunal on S Sudan crimes

Ban Ki-moon cites UN report showing gross human rights violations and atrocities conducted by both sides in civil war. May 15, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a special tribunal for South Sudan, saying there are grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed since widespread violence began five months ago. The UN chief […]

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South Sudan: Bodies found in wells, houses burned in ongoing violence

By JOSPHAT KASIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 13, 2014 (Leer, South Sudan) — Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlines of severe hunger. These are the scenes from a remote part of South Sudan — Leer — where Doctors Without Borders has just begun feeding severely malnourished children about three […]

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The Legal Implications of Violating the Law of War

By Ogeno Jackson Ambrose, Esq. Opinion May 12, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — In the Pre-19th Century, the limitation on the conduct of armed conflicts varied immensely and dependant on time, place and the Countries or Parties involved but the 19th Century ushered a successful effort to create a set of internationally recognized laws governing the conduct and treatment of persons in warfare. […]

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South Sudan: Ban in Juba as Machar agrees to meet Kiir in Ethiopia

May 06, 2014(AFP) – South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar has promised to attend peace talks, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday as he pushed efforts to end a brutal civil war he said “enrages my soul”. The UN secretary general flew into South Sudan as fighting raged between warring parties in defiance of international pressure and despite dire warnings […]

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