UN troops returning to only base in rebel-held South Sudan

2018-01-23 15:37
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Akobo - The United Nations peacekeepers are returning to the only U.N. base in South Sudan "clearly" in an area under opposition control as residents hope for protection from what they call growing attacks by government troops.

It will be the first UN peacekeeper presence in Akobo since 2013, when the base was abandoned after armed men stormed the compound and killed three Indian peacekeepers. This time the U.N. plans to fly in peacekeepers only a few days a week.

The first peacekeepers are expected to arrive in the next few weeks.

South Sudan's five-year civil war has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions amid warnings of ethnic violence. The latest cease-fire, which took effect December 24, was broken just hours later with both sides blaming each other for the violations.

Read more on:    un  |  south sudan  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.