31 Oct 2014
Schoolchildren in South Sudan singing during the national launch of the campaign “Children, Not Soldiers.” Photo: UNMISS
“Everyone in South Sudan must know that children have a right to be protected, especially in times of war,”
A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard at the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal.
"There was one fatality involving an IDP and at least another four IDPs were injured. Four of our U.N. peacekeepers suffered minor injuries as they tried to separate the two fighting groups,” Contreras said.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir (L) at Khartoum airport on September 3, 2013. FILE PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP
“Six new border crossings will also be established in Blue Nile and White Nile,”
Leaders from the Horn of Africa region, including Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, met in the South Sudan capital, Juba, Wednesday, in a development which appears to herald a breakthrough in the country's peace process.
East African leaders will meet in South Sudan’s capital today for a summit on the latest efforts to end the country’s 10-month-old civil war.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left), Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete (center) and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar (right) during talks on October 20, 2014 in Arusha.
President Kiir and his arch-rival rebel chief Riek Machar said on October 21, 2014 they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed.

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