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The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in South Sudan and revised its mandate to give priority to protecting civilians.
Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread, says Christian Aid.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has declared that acceptance of same-sex marriage could lead to Christians being killed in South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere.
In his comments, Welby made some valid points. But the conclusions he drew from them seem to me to be severely mistaken.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been on a solidarity visit to South Sudan and the surrounding region.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo later this week.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas of current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops.
The United Nation said yesterday (26 December) that it hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground South Sudan within the next 48 hours.