Press releases

  • 27 Jan 2023 - Abyei, 27 January 2023 – UNISFA welcomes the decisions reached during the ordinary session of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) meeting of 18 January 2023 and is encouraged by the parties’ “unwavering commitment to the full implementation of the Cooperation Agreements and the Agreement on Security Arrangements” signed by the Sudan and South Sudan in 2012.
  • 08 Jan 2023 - Abyei, 08 January 2023. On 6 January 2023, a joint UNISFA search team, in collaboration with representatives of the Abyei Community Protection Committee (CPC), recovered the dead bodies of the two missing Misseriya traders, who were abducted on 30 December 2022. Both murdered bodies were found on the outskirts of Abyei Town, near Banton.
  • 05 Jan 2023 - Abyei, 05 January 2023 Corrigendum – A combined armed group of Nuer and Twic Dinka launched an early morning attack on the Rumamier village, in sector south of the Abyei Box, killing at least fourteen persons and injuring four others (all Ngok Dinkas) while some 37 houses in the village were burnt down.
  • 31 Oct 2022 - Abyei, 31 October 2022 – In marking the anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security UNISFA Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, has reiterated the mission’s commitment to upholding the priorities of the Action for Peacekeeping.
  • 26 Sep 2022 - Abyei, 26 September 2022 – The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is greatly alarmed and deeply disturbed by the renewed clashes between the Twik and Ngok Dinka communities taking place in Agok in the Sector South area, 28 kilometres from Abyei town.
  • 22 Aug 2022 - Abyei, 22 August 2022 – The CIMIC Team of the Ghanian Battalion (GHANBATT) led by the Officer Commanding Marial Achak COB, Capt. SO Sarkodie, recently donated some assorted relief items to the Marial Achak Women Association in the Marial Achak Village.
  • 03 Jul 2022 - Abyei, 03 July 2022 – The acting Head of Mission/Force Commander UNISFA, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, recently commissioned the dormant clinic in Goli rehabilitated by the Pakistani Battalion (PAKBATT-1) serving under the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNSFA).
  • 30 Jun 2022 - Abyei, 30 June 2022 – Over seven hundred people yesterday, gathered in Diffra to witness the inauguration of the Community Protection Committee (CPC) system in the Northern Sector of the Abyei Area to enhance the rule of law in the absence of the Joint Abyei Police Service as provided for in the 20 June 2011 Agreement between the government of the Republic of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement on the Temporary Arrangement for the Admi
  • 19 May 2022 - 19 May 2022, Entebbe, Uganda – In a major breakthrough, the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka traditional leaders have signed a peace accord reiterating their commitment to achieving lasting peace in Abyei Area. The leaders committed to advocating for inter-community dialogue to promote the protection of women and children as well as livestock and property.
  • 17 May 2022 - Entebbe, Uganda, 17 May 2022 - The Joint Traditional Leaders’ Peace Conference, bringing together thirty leaders from the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka communities in Abyei, officially opened in Entebbe, Uganda on 17 May 2022.