Saturday, January 25, 2014

South Sudan: UN Condemns S. Sudan Army Attempts to Forcefully Enter Compound

RE: UN Condemns S. Sudan Army Attempts to Forcefully Enter Compound
Good People,
South Sudan Army does not have the capacity to force itself in the UN Compound but it is Uganda Army of Museveni that has been fighting side by side with Salva Kiir's Government troops.Whatever this means, it is now clear Museveni has hidden agenda for invading South Sudan. It is for this reason Museveni is wildly on HEAT to destroy South Sudan.While Salva Kiir with opposing team of Riek Machar are trying to relax war tension and accepted secession of hostilities, Museveni's army are breaking ranks inside South Sudan to do the unthinkable.
Museveni is crazy, he has gone nuts.....Museveni is the problem in South Sudan, he must not be left to continue this way and he must be stopped urgently and instantaneously........Museveni's army must be forced to leave South Sudan.......Lives of South Sudan people cannot be left in the hands of a mad man on heat charged with an aim to do the unthinkable.......This is unacceptable. This Museveni could be suffering from rabbid infection and he must not be taken lightly...........The world must take action to save a situation in South Sudan..........He must leave South Sudan people alone to solve their domestic problems...........
The world must not wait until Museveni starts excreting all over South Sudan and the Great Lakes regions spilling to the neighborhoods to believe Museveni is a mad man before they can stop him...........
Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

South Sudan: UN Condemns S. Sudan Army Attempts to Forcefully Enter Compound

19 January 2014
New York — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned an attempt by the South Sudanese army (SPLA) to force their way into a UN compound in Jonglei capital Bor, currently providing protection to some 9,000 civilians in the area.
The SPLA retook the town which is located at 200 kilometres north of Juba from rebel troops loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar on Saturday morning after fierce fighting involving the Ugandan military.
In a statement released on behalf of the secretary-general on Sunday and extended to Sudan Tribune, Ban said he is particularly disturbed over threats made to UN staff after they refused to allow armed soldiers to enter the site after they tried to accompany civilians inside.
"The secretary-general condemns the threats made against UN personnel and demands that all parties to the conflict respect the sanctity of UNMISS protection sites", the statement said.
Ban said the latest incident was one of a "growing number of violations" of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), signed with the South Sudanese government on the rights and privileges of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to implement its mandate for the protection of civilians.
Ban said he was also concerned that the situation on the ground was becoming increasingly dangerous for UN staff working in South Sudan.
Thousands of civilians have been killed, brutally abused and left homeless in just over a month of conflict in South Sudan.
The secretary-general has urged warring parties to end the "devastating" conflict, in which "thousands of civilians have been killed, brutally abused and left homeless".
He also called on military leaders do more to ensure that fighters under their command protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law.
In a separate incident last Wednesday, a civilian seeking shelter at a UNMISS base in Upper Nile state capital Malakal was killed by stray bullets after gunfire entered the site.
Dozens of civilians and a UN military officer sustained gunshot wounds in the incident which occurred amid heavy fighting between government forces and the SPLA for control of the strategic town.
Fighting erupted in the South Sudan capital, Juba, on 15 December after clashes between rival members of the presidential guards, spreading to other parts of the country soon after.
In an earlier statement, Ban also condemned the use of humanitarian vehicles and the theft of relief supplies food by both government and anti-government forces.
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Ban-Ki-Moon Slams Threats Against UN Personnel In South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has threats made against UN staff in South Sudan, urging all parties in the ongoing conflict to respect the sanctity of UN bases where civilians are seeking shelter.

"Ban is alarmed at the attempt today by senior members of the South Sudan government and army to force entry into the civilian protection site at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)'s compound in Bor," said a statement issued by Ban's spokesperson.

UNMISS has been providing protection for nearly 70,000 civilians at its bases including in Bor in Jonglei state since conflict erupted in the world's youngest country over a month ago, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement said Ban is especially disturbed that UN staff were threatened by the South Sudan military after they refused to allow armed soldiers to accompany civilians to visit the UNMISS protection site.

Ban said Sunday's incident is just one of a growing number of violations of the Status of Forces Agreement, making it increasingly difficult for UNMISS to implement its mandate and highly risky for UN staff working in South Sudan.

"The secretary-general calls on the parties and their respective leaders to do far more to ensure that fighters under their command protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law," the statement said.

On Saturday, the South Sudan army said it had recaptured the strategic town of Bor held by rebels loyal to former vice-President Riek Machar.

Since mid-December, South Sudan has witnessed clashes between two military factions -- one descending from the Dinka tribe to which South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit belongs and the other from the Nuer tribe to which Machar belongs.

Clashes have left more than 1,000 people dead and nearly 500,000 civilians displaced.


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