UN mission reports five people injured in shooting at Juba marketplace
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today reported that five internally displaced persons (IDPs) – four women and one man – were shot during an incident early Saturday evening.
That shooting took place at a market area adjacent to the site where the UN provided civilians protection in Juba, the capital.
Seriously wounded, four of the victims were taken to a clinic inside the UN site for medical treatment.
South Sudanese rebel leader meets Kenyan president in Nairobi
The leader of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), according to his officials, arrived in Nairobi on Saturday from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he also held talks with a number of African and world leaders on the sidelines of the last week’s African Union’s summit of heads of state and government.
AU’s South Sudan peace bid welcomed
Riek Machar, who is leading the fight against President Salva Kiir’s government in South Sudan’s 19-month-long civil war, is happy with the decisions made by the African Union (AU) at its summit in Sandton last week, to try to end the conflict.
He hopes that the decisions will lead to Kiir standing down in favour of a multiparty “caretaker” government to lead the country into elections which are effectively overdue already as Kiir’s mandate expires on July 9.