Feb 7th, 2013
By Jairo Munive Following decades of civil war South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in mid-2011 as the culmination of a long peace process. Both the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) and international donors consider a successful Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program a pre...
Dec 14th, 2012
By Magok Alier Akuot The International Humanitarian Law defines civilian as a person who is not a member of his or her country’s armed forces or other militia. This definition is supplemented by The Free Legal Dictionary also defines civilian as a person who is not an active member of the military, t...
In East Africa
Dec 8th, 2012
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) expressed deep concern today at the reported murder of journalist Diing Chan Awol and added its voice to the growing calls for a full investigation into the killing. According to media reports, Mr. Awol – who was a former UN staff member during the S...