Strengthening Sudan’s fragile peace: A Resident Coordinator Blog

The killing of pro­tes­tors by secu­ri­ty ser­vices dur­ing large-scale demon­stra­tions in Sudan’s cap­i­tal Khar­toum in June under­scores the ongo­ing polit­i­cal ten­sions in the coun­try. Against this back­drop, the UN is com­mit­ted to sus­tain and build peace in Sudan, say UN Res­i­dent Coor­di­na­tor Khardia­ta Lo Ndi­aye, and Eliz­a­beth Spe­har, Assis­tant Sec­re­­tary-Gen­er­al for Peace­build­ing Support.

Window of opportunity closing for South Sudan, on road to lasting peace

With eight months remain­ing, the win­dow of oppor­tu­ni­ty is clos­ing for South Sudan to meet crit­i­cal bench­marks required to com­plete its tran­si­tion away from long-run­n­ing civ­il con­flict, the Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the coun­try told the Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil on Mon­day, press­ing par­ties to the Novem­ber 2018 peace deal, to imple­ment their com­mit­ments in let­ter and spirit.

Africa’s New Era Continues with Gains in Peace and Democracy

In the world of fast-paced twen­­ty-four-hour news, to craft a pow­er­ful news head­line means the head­line should stand out and draw read­ers’ atten­tion amid a pletho­ra of sto­ries from all direc­tions. It’s a the­o­ry that applies to print and tele­vi­sion news–when pow­er­ful head­line news, embod­ied in sud­den peace agree­ments, rebel sur­ren­ders, may­hem, and con­flict, easily…