Nepali peacekeepers leave for South Sudan

November 10, 2021 14:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The first peacekeeping team of the 8th Battalion of the Chandannath Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Saroj Rana, left for South Sudan on Tuesday at the call of the United Nations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1:  Nepal Army (NA) peacekeepers deputed in South Sudan have earned huge appreciation from UN and other stakeholders for prompt and successful initiatives to avoid an imminent inter-communal clash between two ethnic groups, thereby protecting a huge number of civilians in Cueibet village in the Lakes region.

BIRE KPATOUS GAME RESERVE, July 27: Charles Matthew secures his beret, slings a rifle over his shoulder and prepares a team for an overnight foot patrol in Bire Kpatous, one of South Sudan’s game reserves that survived the country’s civil war but are now increasingly threatened by poachers and encroaching human settlements.

JUBA, July 20: With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts.

JUBA, June 20: South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers.

SOUTH SUDAN, March 3: South Sudan must immediately commute all death sentences to terms of imprisonment, establish an official moratorium on executions and take steps to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said in a statement on Friday.

JUBA, Jan 26: Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan’s capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war.

BENTIU, Dec 15: For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future.

JUBA, Nov 25: After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.

South Sudan's Prez ready to face ICC

October 25, 2018 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said he is ready to face the International Criminal Court (ICC) if called upon to answer charges of crimes against humanity committed during the civil war, the country's Radio Tamazuj.

NA soldier shot at in South Sudan

September 17, 2018 14:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: A Nepal Army soldier deputed in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in South Sudan was shot at by the People's Liberation Army. The identity of the injured has not been disclosed by the NA.

Nepali peacekeeper injured in South Sudan

September 16, 2018 09:41 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: A Nepali peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan was today shot and wounded by an SPLA soldier while travelling in a convoy in the town of Yei.