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UNMISS conducts security clearance at Juba base

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February 11, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Tuesday that it worked with local police to demolish shops illegally set up at the entrance to one of their bases in the capital, Juba to improve security.

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UNMISS troops from India patrol the UNMISS compound in Juba, South Sudan recently (UN MISSION/AP)

Of the 44,070 people who are currently seeking shelter from recent violence at the two UN bases in Juba, 27,000 are at Tongpiny camp, where the mission says it was forced to clear for civilian protection.

UNMISS, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, said South Sudan National Police Service was supported by UN police officers in demolishing shops set up illegally.

“Security problems have continued to cause concern at the gates in the vicinity of the UNMISS compounds,” it partly reads.

The action was, however, condemned by rebels in a statement issued on Monday from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where the SPLM In Opposition is negotiating with the South Sudanese government over how to end the conflict, which has already displaced over 700,000 people and killed thousands. .

Taban Deng Gai, the chief negotiator for the rebels accused President Salva Kiir’s forces of “besieging" the UN compound housing the displaced in Juba.

Although the UNMISS statement did not mention the rebels’ allegation, it clearly stated that the clearance occurred with its knowledge.

“The operation was aimed at increasing security through searching for weapons, taking care of vehicles that could be a security threat and dismantling sale stands and liquor bars involved in illegal activity,” the mission’s statement added.

As of February 10, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had estimated that 74,800 people were seeking shelter inside UN bases across the country since fighting began in Juba on December 15 and later spread to other parts.

At least 723,900 people, it said, are displaced inside South Sudan while another 145,000 have fled to earby countries, with the largest increase of arrivals in Ethiopia.

"Inter-agency assessments to Rom and Paloich in Upper Nile State found new small pockets of displacement, with many people in transit heading further north," the OCHA report partly reads.

Meanwhile, the UN says the health situation at its Tongpiny base had improved with mortality rates said to have dropped below emergency levels.

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OCHA: South Sudan Crisis | Situation report as of 10 February 2014
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  • 12 February 07:37, by Chol A.

    There is no doubt about that illegal Nuer militia may have hide in un compound, Niss must be alert because UNMISS boss is bitch to dr traitor.

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    • 12 February 08:12, by Panda Odhie

      Wrong report journalist in South Sudan are always mis interpreting what the government doing as good thing for the well fare of his citizens,These rebels misinterpreted to the people

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      • 12 February 08:49, by Tutbol

        Panda Odhie,
        You are right chap, Sudan tribune is an online tabloid edited by foreigners in France, remember who want S Sudan fails at all costs. They employ their half-literate S Sudanese & who knows who else they employ to propagandised everything that is in the best interest of S Sudanese & idolised everything that the S Sudanese Abhor. If i may trust, my bush school though; the French....

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        • 12 February 09:02, by Tutbol

          are like foxes in Our S Sudanese mythologies, to the way the Europeans consider them. The French love to dabble in intrigues something some Europeans eventually adopted---and later christened it as being *civilised* when the opposite is rightly true. Just have a peek of the former France colonies in West Africa & Central Africa, they are not independence at all....

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          • 12 February 09:17, by Tutbol

            France still have some army basis in their countries & France often uses its intrigues to change its former colonies govts at whim as if it is changing those countries undies---example, our neighbour, C.A.R. S Sudanese govt should keep an eye of France MSF, it is an agency like USAID, OXfam-UK & MSF. These agencies have good intentions like all other humantarian agencies around the world, but....

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            • 12 February 09:48, by Tutbol

              the three agencies like the MSF, OXfam-UK & USAID have been re-packaged as agencies of *destroy & play* humantarianism by France, the UK & the US to African countries...intriguing indeed!. But can be blame them? Our politicians & our leaders behave like ’play school babies’. Our country had a lot ardent supporters from around the world when our peoples’ got their own space from our evil...

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              • 12 February 10:15, by Tutbol

                Arab N Sudan, but when the independence celebrations died down, our politicians & our leaders *embarked on enclosing themselves onto the leadership scheming* & their own unsatiated hunger for power* brought S Sudanese to this current catastrophe, although foreign element hands would be included in this disaster by the S Sudanese, what happened on the 15th, the 16th, the the 17th & the...

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                • 12 February 10:24, by Tutbol

                  18th 0f the 12/13, plus the ensueing catastrophe still going on in our country. Our country will have some countries be shamed & named for underhand dealings, duplicities & thriving on the other peoples’ miseries.

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    • 12 February 11:57, by Johndumo14

      MOST OF THE PEOPLE WRITING NEGATIVE THINGS IN THIS WEB SIDE ABOUT SOUTH SUDAN GOVERNMENT OR WRITE WRONG ABOUT SALVA KIIR LEADERSHIP ARE FROM NUER.
      BUT IT IS NOT A SURPRISE TO ALL OF US IN SOUTH SUDAN,HOW MANY TRIBES IS SOUTH SUDAN? WE KNEW THE NUER TRIBE SINCE DAY ONE.
      FROM 1991 TO 2014 ,WE EVEN KNOWS THEM BETTER!IN THE FUTUR THEY WILL NOT BE TRUSTED IN TOP POSITION EVEN IN THE S.SUDAN MILITARY!

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