South Sudan

Envoys Jet In As Anti-UN Hysteria Grips Juba


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recipe geneva; color: #333333; font-size: small;”>According to reports, national security agents also caught other UN trucks with weapons at Tonj in Warrap State but “never reported the incident since it was to be used later as a tactical move”.

Meanwhile, SPLM Youth Wing and other pro-government groups took to the streets of the capital Juba yesterday protesting against UNMISS interference in the South Sudan conflict.

It is not the first time youth are protesting against UNMISS meddling.

Not long ago, they took to the streets of Juba demanding the immediate exit of UNMISS head, Hilde Johnson, whom they accused of supporting Dr Riek Machar’s rebels with medicine, information and other supplies including vehicles.

The incident followed President Salva Kiir’s announcement that UN wanted to overthrow him, the reason it was funding rebels.

Somehow, the situation was cooled down when Kiir met Hilde and ironed out their differences.

This time round, the youth protest is connected to the interception of UN trucks with weapons allegedly intended for the rebels in Bentiu, the capital of Unity States.

Tasked to explain the incident, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Publicist, Ariane Quintier, said the weapons were transported erroneously.

She explained that they were meant for the Ghanaian peacekeeping force in Bentiu and not for the rebels as claimed.


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