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United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita talks to reporters in Juba on 19 April 2018 (UNMISS Photo)
April 20, 2018 (JUBA) - At the end of her four-day visit to South Sudan, UN chief aide for peacekeeping operations, Bintou Keita Thursday called to focus on protection of civilians particularly women and children who are victims of sexual violence.

Keita’s visit came after the renewal of UNMISS mandate for another year until March 2019. The resolution 2406 (2018) pointed to the need to prevent sexual and gender-based violence against civilians and encouraged the mission to explore what techniques it can use to enhance its ability to achieve this goal.

“I am particularly appalled by the violence this conflict has bought against women and girls in South Sudan. The atrocities committed and documented by multiple investigations are beyond the imaginable,” she said in a press conference held in Juba at the end her visit to the troubled country.

She further praised the recent government efforts to stop sexual violence crimes committed by the SPLA members saying it represents "a step in the right direction," and called for "an emergency response" including the government, the United Nations and partners.

In a report to the Security Council, about conflict-related sexual violence, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said sexual violence in South Sudan remains characterized in 2017 with marked political and ethnic undertones.

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said she met with the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, and a delegation of Cabinet Ministers led by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomoro. She discussed with them discussed ways to implement the renewed UNMISS mandate.

"The purpose of my visit was to discuss with the government, civil society partners, and the United Nations family, the modalities of the implementation of UNMISS’ new mandate, UN support to the South Sudan peace process and how we can reduce together the horrific tolls this conflict has had on civilians, notably women and girls," she said.

The UN officials believe that the protection of civilians can be strengthened can include technical assistance, within existing resources, on international humanitarian law, investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence and conflict-related sexual violence, as well as other serious human rights violations.

Also, the UN chief plans to conduct a military and police capability study to review the current model for providing security to the protection of civilians’ sites.

UNMISS in 2017 documented 196 cases of conflict-related sexual violence including rape (88), gang rape (63), abduction for the purpose of sexual assault (31) UNMISS and attempted rape (14). The peacekeeping mission 577 verified cases in 2016.

the visiting international official further reiterated UN support for the regional efforts to end the over four-year conflict and called to engage "genuinely and constructively" in the peace revitalization forum.

"There is no military solution to the conflict," Keita said.

(ST)

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  • 21 April 20:22, by Kuch

    "UN official calls to focus on South Sudan civilians protection from sexual violence"
    Don’t these UN & NGOs’s idiots have other countries to take their propaganda to? Why are these leaches so fixated on South Sudan’s issues when there are other pressing issues here in Africa & other parts of the world?>>>

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    • 21 April 20:29, by Kuch

      Well, I for one knows the answer----South Sudan is where all the hyenas around the world have projected their TVs & Camera lenses into 24/7 and massive propaganda machines is rolling on 24/7. On the directives of corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. And this is not because these hyenas love South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>>

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      • 21 April 20:35, by Kuch

        but because South Sudan has the riches, lands, our Nile waters that these foreign hyenas are desperately salivating to have their hands on them like they did in DRC, CAR, Libya, Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan & now Syria, Yemen or Ukraine & to Geo-politically fight the present of Chinese companies out of our by proxy. Something that is not gonna happen under the sun on our watch>>>

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        • 21 April 20:40, by Kuch

          Fellows, people have to be honest to themselves; the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies are wasting their damn times & our times. Right after our country’s independence in 2011, the current president Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his entire cabinet ministers to Washington to & asked the US investors to come & invest in our country because the war was considered over>>>

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          • 21 April 20:46, by Kuch

            But Mr. Salva Kiir & his then ministers & others were curtly told by the US investors in Washington that "there were no infrastructures in South Sudan to come & invest them" Mr. Salva Kiir came & asked the Chinese investors to come & invest in our country, the Chinese investors agreed that they are going to come & invest in South Sudan. And when the US criminals heard that the Chinese are going>>>

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            • 21 April 20:53, by Kuch

              to trade with the South Sudanese people, they became enraged & wanted a regime change of Mr. Salva Kiir govt. Salva Kiir & his then govt became ’communists & socialists’ overnight & were deemed dangerous to the so-called *West interests in Africa* and his regime was to be removed at all costs. And be replaced with a so-called *West* puppet/stooge----a South Sudanese fool(s) who would then go>>>

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              • 21 April 20:59, by Kuch

                and be micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, Bermuda, Cayman islands or other shady countries that the thieves & bullies often go & bank their loots in. And those puppets/stooges were Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom & others. They staged the 15/12/2013 foiled coup & their eventual armed rebellion. Their aimless armed rebellion has been utterly crushed>>>>

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                • 21 April 21:05, by Kuch

                  These US & her allies puppets/stooges have even went as far as asking their foreign masters (the US, the UK, UN & NGOs) to take over our country-----in other words, these thieves & traitors want hand over our sovereignty to foreign countries simply because of *free UN food & power* Good luck to them though>>>

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                  • 21 April 21:10, by Kuch

                    These same US, the UK & their allies puppets/stooges are being kept hostage in Nairobi, Adis Ababa, Khartoum & other capitals and the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & even some lowly countries like ethiopia, North Sudan & even Kenya to some small extent are being *desperately courted* the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their evil juus>>>

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                    • 21 April 21:13, by Eastern

                      Kuch,

                      The UN woman is telling you LONG DICKS to have manners....!

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                    • 21 April 21:15, by Kuch

                      as would be their new conduits to use against our country & country & our people. And these countries are promised *humanitarian aid, donations & even arms* And the govt of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people are being blackmails to negotiate with *the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creeps* to crawl their evil selves into our country>>>

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                      • 21 April 21:23, by Kuch

                        to come & rape our country like what the creeps have been doing in our neighboring DRC since 1960th & now CAR, Libya, Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan; now Syria, Yemen or Ukraine. That is not going to happen as l had/have stated time & time again on this web site & other web sites. The US & her allies have step on the wrong people’s feet---the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the SUDAN are very racists & revengeful>>

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                        • 21 April 21:27, by Kuch

                          lots. Do anything bad to a Dinka/Jieng boy, & he/she is going to revenge---it is the way it is. The US, the UK, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies like ethiopia & North Sudan love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop>>>>

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    • 21 April 21:23, by lino

      Kuch,

      When you mess up your country, that is what you get always...UN&NGO!!! Go ask Khartoum Regimes to learn some lessons!!!

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      • 21 April 21:33, by Kuch

        Lino, Eastern, Jubaone & other fools,
        I know you are not South Sudanese, and I had even plinly stated to you on this website on several occasions that your just bunch of the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan who were weaned of South Sudan’s people teats and trying their best to be South Sudanese. We will see those villages in South Sudan where you moles would be during the census>>>

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        • 21 April 21:38, by Kuch

          South Sudan has not been destroyed idiots, there are carrier criminals in the US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between like ethiopia & your cloned arab North Sudan. Who think, that they can colonized our country on the disguised of their damn so-called *humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams*>

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          • 21 April 21:43, by Kuch

            and the evils hope that they re-unite our country & your so-called cloned arab North Sudan like what they did with their ’East & West Germany during their COLD WAR’. Good luck to the evils, that is not going happen under the sun, even in million years. The so-called humanitarian aid & donations are what even used these days by idiots *Malik Agaar & others*>>>>

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            • 21 April 21:48, by Kuch

              But South Sudan has been taken hostage by the evils we are going bomb pretty badly. There are limits on which are going to tolerate the evil white Americans, English people, your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between like *Abeshas*. Fellows, watch this space.

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        • 22 April 02:57, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Kuch,

          You are mistaken if you think to be a South Sudanese a person should be a jieng. This shows how low you you have immersed yourself in the politics of the country. Better shut up.

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          • 22 April 05:03, by Kuch

            Jur,
            I have never ever said that anyone must be a Dinka/Jieng to be a South Sudanese. Where did you this crap from? All l always posted here is, we are fed up with you losers ceaseless games of accusing the Dinkas/Jiengs for everything. Some of you losers have even made a routine that if your wives failed to cook you food, then it is automatically a Dinkas/Jiengs fault>>>

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            • 22 April 05:10, by Kuch

              grow up fellows, the world doesn’t spin according to the way some of you losers imagined. Some of you Equatorians, the Bari & Pajulus were honestly informed not joined Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion in 2015-2016 because joining that aimless armed rebellion was going to take war into your villages. But some of you idiots refused to heed that honest call & joined Mr. Riek Machar aimless>>>

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              • 22 April 05:15, by Kuch

                armed rebellion in 2016 anyway. But when your aimless armed rebellion was taken head-on with your Riek Machar. Then you idiots ran to Uganda & go and lie through your teeth that the Jenge government is killing you people simply because your were Equatorians. You idiots were goaded to Uganda by CIA, MI6 & other foreign operatives posing as UN & NGO workers>>>

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                • 22 April 05:20, by Kuch

                  and losers were promised that you go to Uganda & be resettled in Europe or the US. But these foreign agents posing as UN & NGO workers only want to go & use you idiots as their blackmails & bargaining to the current government of South Sudan & to always be using you idiots as their begging bowls around the world for your meager next rations & then use the rest on their own lifestyles in up scale>>

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                  • 22 April 05:26, by Kuch

                    hotels in Kampala, Adis Ababa, Nairobi or Mombasa. But as always, some of you idiots are told the plain truth of what is exactly going on. But would never understand. Your Thomas Cirillo even asked some of you idiots to run to Uganda. Who is going to go & feed you? UN of course because they seem to have reach an agreement with the US, the UK, the UN & NGOs. And that is why they (Thomas Cirilo,>>>>

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                    • 22 April 05:31, by Kuch

                      Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyandeng & Co.) are all calling for the hand over of our country to the UN to come & rule us in our country? Good to the traitors & thieves with their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creeps in between. There is no more war in our country, but the UN & the NGOs don’t want to let Nuers get out of these filthy so-called UN>>>

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                      • 22 April 05:37, by Kuch

                        compounds simply because that would be the end of the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies sinister project in our country & against our people. But evils must be moved out by force whether they damn want it or not. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies want to be our colonizers on the disguise of their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping,>>>

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                        • 22 April 05:43, by Kuch

                          human rights scams & propagation of homo sexual-ism. We keep informing some of you idiots that your damn US, the UK, their UN & their sleazy NGOs are so much fixated on our country & our people. This is not because criminals love us, it is because of our resources, our lands, our Nile waters & fight China by proxy through you lowly informed idiots. But the US, the UK, their UN & their sleazy NGOs>

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                          • 22 April 05:47, by Kuch

                            are wasting their damn times & our times, we will never trust these evils again. This is a country of people who have been fighting wars all their lives & wars are what we know best chap. By the way, JUR, I was one of the boys who helped blasted the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan out of your Yei in 1997 & Kapoeta in 2002 before the 2005 CPA>>>

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                            • 22 April 05:55, by Kuch

                              And all my battalions that l fought in them, I didn’t saw a single Equatorian or a Nuer then to be honest. It was some few boys from the Nuba Mts & Blue Nile, and the rest were all Dinkas/Jiengs boys. And the Dinkas/Jenges don’t claim to own Equatoria. I for one, can ask some of you Equatorians, how many Dinkas/Jenges are in your Gbudue, Imatong, Yei river state parliaments?>>>

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                              • 22 April 06:02, by Kuch

                                None/nil. Even Jubek state? None. Police & army are you would find the Dinkas/Jenges in Jubek state because Juba is a South Sudanese people’s Capital city & that is where the federal government reigns. And everyone in South Sudan can live wherever he/she damn chooses. Some of our South Sudanese idiots just don’t to open their damn minds & brains & reason things out>>>>

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                                • 22 April 06:10, by Kuch

                                  countries like DRC have never had peace since 1960th when their statesman, Mr. Patrice Lumumba kicked out the Belgium criminals out of his country. Mr. Patrice Lumumba was viciously murdered by the US, Belgium, the UN & their other allies. And installed into power their Mobuto Seseko puppet/stooge, a puppet/stooge who was micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street & Brussels>>>

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                                  • 22 April 06:17, by Kuch

                                    and that was & still is because of DRC riches. That same dirty video that was played in DRC then & is still being replayed again to day is what your US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between would want to play here in our country, South Sudan. But as l stated, this is South Sudan, a Dinkas/Monyjiengs country. We are way well ahead of these cheap & dirty intrigues>>

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                                    • 22 April 06:22, by Kuch

                                      the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies often use in other people’s countries----regime change. Their regime change business often work for them in Middle East, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern African, South American or Eastern European countries, but here in South Sudan, that is not going to happen under the sun on our watch>>>

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                                      • 22 April 06:24, by Kuch

                                        the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & their allies love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop.

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