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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. A...
  • 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. The donation, comprising...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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