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South Sudan's ceasefire largely holding, says UN chief

September 15, 2019 (JUBA) - The ceasefire between South Sudan government and the armed opposition faction (SPLA-IO) remains intact, underscored by their efforts against National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General said.
In a report to the Security Council, said government and SPLA-IO have been able to contain NAS on the ground, including by pushing them from areas where they had control over resources.
“Fighting in Payai, outside Lobonok, at the end of (...)

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Indian peacekeepers awarded for services in S. Sudan

September 15, 2019 (DELHI/JUBA) – At least 17 Indian peacekeepers deployed with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been awards for their dedicated service in the war-hit nation.
The special award ceremony took place at the UN House in Juba.
The Indian police officers had served the UN mission in South Sudan for nearly a year and their duties included protecting displaced civilians, community policing and building local police skills.
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EU hails face-to-face meeting of S. Sudan's rival leaders

September 14, 2019 (JUBA) - The European Union (EU) has hailed the just-concluded face-to-face meeting between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) leader, Riek Machar, describing it as a step in the right direction.
On Wednesday, the two rival leaders concluded their meeting by agreeing on a number of issues that are seen as very significant in the ongoing implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.
The EU, in a statement extended to Sudan (...)

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