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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:34:43 GMT

UN Mission in South Sudan 'respects' Kenya's decision to withdraw troops  -  Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
By JUDIE KABERIA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3 – A day after Kenya withdrew its troops and disengaged from the South Sudan peace process, the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) said was in receipt of the notification and, ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:44 GMT

17 accused after July rampage - South Sudan  -  Independent Online
Juba, South Sudan - Eight people have been accused of rape, eight others accused of looting and one accused of injuring a victim during a July rampage at a South Sudan hotel popular with foreigners, the government announced on Wednesday. Most of the ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:50:20 GMT

South Sudan says 17 accused in attack targeting Americans  -  News24
Juba - Eight people have been accused of rape, eight others accused of looting and one accused of injuring a victim during a July rampage that targeted Americans at a South Sudan hotel popular with foreigners, the government announced Wednesday.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:35:40 GMT
Kenya: Nairobi Withdraws Troops From UN Mission in South Sudan  -  AllAfrica.com
Kenya has said it is withdrawing its troops from the UN mission in South Sudan, a day after Ban Ki-moon sacked the Kenyan commander of peacekeeping forces in the country for failing to protect civilians. In an angrily-worded statement, the Kenyan ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:07:44 GMT

South Sudan detains 17 suspects over Juba hotel attack  -  africanews
South Sudan said on Wednesday it had detained at least 17 people, most of them soldiers, suspected of committing rape and other crimes in July during an attack on Hotel Terrain in the capital Juba. Results of a government inquiry into the incident ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:05:37 GMT
Kenya Withdraws Troops, Disengages From South Sudan Peace Process  -  AllAfrica.com
Nairobi — Kenya has withdrawn its peace keeping troops currently deployed in South Sudan protesting the dismissal of Lt. General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). General ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:51:15 GMT

Kenya pulls troops out of South Sudan  -  Independent Online
Moscow - Nairobi is pulling out its troops stationed in South Sudan as part of the UN peacekeeping mission after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon fired its Kenyan commander, local media reported on Wednesday. Kenyan Lieutenant-General Johnson ...
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UN peacekeepers failed to respond to South Sudan hotel attack: inquiry Reuters
South Sudan: Killings, Rapes, Looting in Juba Human Rights Watch
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:33:17 GMT
Kenya: UN Says it Values Kenya's Troop Presence in South Sudan  -  AllAfrica.com
United Nations officials “obviously value” Kenyan military and police contributions to peacekeeping operations in South Sudan, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday. The comment to reporters came in response to the Kenyan government's announcement ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:45:38 GMT

Furious Kenya to withdraw troops from South Sudan  -  The Star, Kenya
Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) stand guard inside their compound as members of the civil society and political parties participate in a protest against foreign military deployment to South Sudan in ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:08:18 GMT

UN Peacekeepers Turn Blind Eye To Rape in South Sudan  -  Human Rights Watch
In July, armed UN peacekeepers stood by in South Sudan's capital while women were raped mere meters away. Blue-helmets retreated from their positions, abandoning the civilians they were sent to protect, so concluded the United Nations itself. This week ...