Press releases

  • 23 Sep 2017 - Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota from Zimbabwe has received the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The award was given at the International Women and Law Enforcement Conference in Cairns, Australia on 18 September.
  • Troops on monitoring and ground patrol in Abyei

    23 Jul 2017 - 23 July 2017 | Abyei  - The United Nations Interim Security for Abyei (UNISFA) calls for restraint and calm among communities in Abyei Area following the violent incident on 22 July 2017 along the highway of Todach to Goli, some 27 kilometers from Abyei town, that left eight civilians killed and one person injured. UNISFA expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims.
  • UNISFA Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander meets with the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya community leaders to discuss the peace and security situation in Abyei area and the peacebuilding efforts in the region.

    12 Jul 2017 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) condemns all attacks perpetrated by unknown armed groups in Abyei Area which resulted in deaths and injuries of civilians.  
  • 28 Jun 2017 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) facilitated the retrieval and handing-over of the 58 stolen herd of cattle to the rightful owner, a Ngok Dinka pastoralist, on 26 June 2017 in Todach village, 17 kilometers north from Abyei town.
  • 14 Jun 2017 - As part of the continuing efforts to reduce the impact and risk of explosive hazards in Abyei, United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on 12 June 2017 conducted another destruction exercise of confiscated weapons and ammunition.  
  • 24 Feb 2017 - United Nations Secretary-General  António Guterres announced the appointment of Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).  He succeeds Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa of Ethiopia, who completed his assignment on 17 January 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful to Major General Mussa for his dedication and effective leadership of UNISFA as Head of the military component. 
  • 15 Sep 2016 - The Force Commander /Acting Head of Mission of Mission for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa, announced at a town-hall meeting at the mission’s Headquarters in Abyei that his administration will give top priority to staff welfare, safety and security as well as to building excellent relationship with staff members.
  • 14 Sep 2016 - As part of the continuing processes of the United Nations in fulfilling its mandate in the Abyei region, the Acting Head of Mission / Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa, met with the Ngok Dinka Community on Friday, 22 April 2016. It would be recalled that Major General Hassen had on Sunday, 17 April 2016 also met with the Misseriya Community on a similar agenda.
  • Peanut vendor in Amiet market
    24 Aug 2016 - The joint market for the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities which was temporarily suspended due to insecurity formally reopened on 15 August in Amiet, a few kilometers north of Abyei with a few traditional leaders from two communities in attendance.