Bentiu (Sudan)

Type: City
Name: Bentiu (Sudan)
Country: Sudan
Latitude: 9.24
Longitude: 29.83
population: 7,653
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

South Sudan Recruited Child Soldiers in Latest Fighting

The international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says South Sudan’s army used child soldiers during recent fighting against opposition forces in violation of international law.HRW reports the government used child soldiers in renewed ... [Published VOA News - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Conditions at UN’s South Sudan camp inhumane, says MSF

_ People struggle in flooded conditions at a UN camp near Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Ivan Gayton/MSF The 40,000 people sheltering from South Sudan’s civil war in a flooded and crowded UN camp are enduring conditions "barely compatible with life ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 5 reports

Child soldiers on the rise

The number of children recruited as soldiers in South Sudan is on the rise, reversing an earlier decline in the ranks of minors in the conflict-struck country.Children recruited as soldiersThe use of child soldiers in the army had been reduced after the ... [Published All4Women - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Sudan: Catholic Radio Station Shut Down, Journalist Detained

Juba — Bakhita Radio of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba remains closed and News Editor in security detention since Saturday August 16 on grounds of 'national security', according to the local media reports.The country's director of information at the ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

South Sudan: Who’s keeping the war going?

With as many as 1.5 million people displaced by conflict and a worsening humanitarian situation, South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar has turned down President Salva Kiir's latest peace offer – to incorporate the rebel leader into a transitional ... [Published Radio Netherlands - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Boy wounded at UN Bentiu camp by random gunfire from army

(KAMPALA) – A five-year-old boy sheltering at the UN camp in Unity state capital Bentiu has reportedly been wounded by a stray bullet after soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) fired their guns in the air as part of celebrations marking the 59th ... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

S. Sudan rebels warn army to cease attacks or face reprisals

(KAMPALA) – Rebels from South Sudan’s Unity state claimed they have withdrawn from a 2km zone around the twin towns of Bentiu and Rubkotna after government forces launched attacks on their positions in Guit, Nhialdiu and Kaljak on Friday.Soldiers from ... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

South Sudan Catholic Radio Station Closed, Journalist Detained

Presidential Spokesperson Claims National Security Service Acted Alone, Not Ministry Vatican City, August 18, 2014 ( Zenit.org ) Staff Reporter | 0 hitsA journalist has been detained and a Catholic radio station has been shut down in South Sudan ... [Published Zenit - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

IGAD extends South Sudan peace talks as regional leaders postpone meeting

(ADDIS ABABA) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has extended to 28 August the ongoing peace talks between South Sudan's warring parties and postponed the proposed heads of state and government summit scheduled for Sunday.An extraordinary ... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

S. Sudan rival forces trade accusations over fresh clashes

(JUBA) - South Sudanese rival fighters on Friday traded accusations over violating cessation hostilities agreement after fighting broke out in Unity state, forcing aid workers and civilians to seek protection at the United Nations base in the capital, ... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Emergency health care: Saving lives in Pariang, South Sudan

A member of staff assessing a child for malnutrition at Pariang hospital © CARE/Josh EsteyCARE supports around 40 health centres across South Sudan – including this hospital in Pariang, Unity State, which is providing emergency health care to people affected ... [Published CARE International UK - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Heavy fighting breaks out in oil-rich state

(JUBA) – Heavy fighting has erupted between South Sudan government forces and its rebels in Unity state, with the latter accusing the army of attacking its positions in violation of the ceasefire agreement.South Sudanese rebel troops loyal to former vice-president ... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 15 2014]

Quotes

...The gunfire wounded one child inside the camp and Unmiss staff found nine bullets in their accommodation and office blocks. Three days earlier, . "The UN are doing a great job of protecting the people who’ve fled the violence in the civil war – but we need a little more" Gayton said. Unless things got better in the camp, he added, people might start taking their chances outside
...United Kingdom Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, President of the Council for the month of August, said that all 15 members of the body agree that, "there will be consequences for those who try to undermine agreements that are reached in the Addis Ababa talks."
"The radio has many programs like health issues, entertaining and church services and closing it down means you are depriving South Sudanese the right to information and this is contrary to our laws" Mr Modi told Sudan Tribune
..."We are committed to the peace process under the IGAD," he said. "We are also committed, as a government, to humanitarian work."

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South Sudan: Who’s keeping the war going? [Published Radio Netherlands - Aug 19 2014]
UN mission in South Sudan condemns ‘sustained g... [Published United Nations - Aug 19 2014]
Sudan: Catholic Radio Station Shut Down, Journa... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 19 2014]
South Sudan: Boy wounded at UN Bentiu camp by r... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Boy wounded at UN Bentiu camp by random gunfire... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 19 2014]
South Sudan Catholic Radio Station Closed, Jour... [Published Zenit - Aug 18 2014]
S. Sudan rebels warn army to cease attacks or f... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 18 2014]
IGAD leaders' summit on S. Sudan postponed over... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 18 2014]
IGAD extends South Sudan peace talks as regiona... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 16 2014]
S. Sudan rival forces trade accusations over fr... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 16 2014]
Emergency health care: Saving lives in Pariang,... [Published CARE International UK - Aug 15 2014]
Fresh fighting erupts in South Sudan [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 15 2014]
Famine crimes in South Sudan [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Aug 15 2014]
Heavy fighting breaks out in oil-rich state [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 15 2014]
Rebels claim five government soldiers killed am... [Published Sudan Tribune - Aug 12 2014]
South Sudan: Peace talks stall amid 'worst food... [Published Christian Today - Aug 11 2014]
South Sudan: Open Letter to the UN Security Cou... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 10 2014]
"Extraordinary acts of cruelty" committed in So... [Published AlertNet - Aug 08 2014]
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South Sudan: Child Soldiers Thrust into Battle [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 20 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: South Sudan (Juba) – South Sudan ’s army has used child soldiers during recent fighting against opposition forces in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today. South Sudan’s former rebel forces, ...
South Sudan: Boy wounded at UN Bentiu camp by r... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Source: Sudan TribuneCountry: South Sudan August 18, 2014 (KAMPALA) – A five-year-old boy sheltering at the UN camp in Unity state capital Bentiu has reportedly been wounded by a stray bullet after soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) fired their ...
The US helped Break up the Sudan, and now South... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 08 2014]
By Nick Turse [This story was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of Adelaide Gomer.] Juba, South Sudan — The soft glow of the dancing white lights ...
South Sudan: South Sudan's New War: Abuses by G... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: South Sudan South Sudan: Massacres, Unlawful Killings, Pillage UN Security Council Should Impose Arms Embargo, Individual Sanctions (Juba) – Both government and opposition forces and their allies committed extraordinary ...
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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsCountry: Sudan, South Sudan Highlights • Partners reached 2.4 million people with some form of assistance by July 2014. This represents 63 per cent of the 3.8 million people planned to ...
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