31 Oct 2014
The Protection of Civilians (POC) site near Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
“This resumption of hostilities is yet again a serious violation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and undermines the ongoing IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in South Sudan,”
Schoolchildren in South Sudan singing during the national launch of the campaign “Children, Not Soldiers.” Photo: UNMISS
“Everyone in South Sudan must know that children have a right to be protected, especially in times of war,”
A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard at the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal.
"There was one fatality involving an IDP and at least another four IDPs were injured. Four of our U.N. peacekeepers suffered minor injuries as they tried to separate the two fighting groups,” Contreras said.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir (L) at Khartoum airport on September 3, 2013. FILE PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP
“Six new border crossings will also be established in Blue Nile and White Nile,”
Leaders from the Horn of Africa region, including Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, met in the South Sudan capital, Juba, Wednesday, in a development which appears to herald a breakthrough in the country's peace process.
East African leaders will meet in South Sudan’s capital today for a summit on the latest efforts to end the country’s 10-month-old civil war.

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