Dec 23rd, 2012
By Eric Reeves, On December 21, 2012—in a deeply tragic accident—military forces of South Sudan shot down a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) MI-8 helicopter with four Russian pilots aboard. The incident occurred in Jonglei state, in a region where there has seen heavy military activity by the Khart...
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...
Feb 27th, 2012
Luanda – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday asked Angola to provide helicopters for peacekeeping missions in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. “As you know, several of our peacekeeping missions including Monusco in DRC and Unmiss in South Sudan,...