January 18, 2017, Africans Press got UN Internal report denying the ongoing war in Equatoria here is the report On December 2, 2016, it said, “In South Sudan, Fighting in Busere, UN Won’t Answer, Email Here By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive series UNITED NATIONS, December 2 — Amid reports of renewed fighting in the Equatoria states, Inner City Press on November 25 asked UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq about the fighting, and a peacekeeper killed on November 23.
The (non) answers are below. On December 2, Inner City Press obtained a UN email acknowledging knowledge of fighting between the Government and SLPA/IO in Busere, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, stating that “fighting is still ongoing as of 02 Dec 2015” and that “no UN interest is involved at this time.
” UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he doesn’t get these emails. Inner City Press asked why UN Peacekeeping, led by Herve Ladsous, does not report on fighting of which it is aware, and how “no UN interest is involved” is consistent with the UN’s protection of civilians mandate or claims.
Dujarric wouldn’t even attempt an answer to this policy question (which Ladsous refuses, like other Press questions, to answer). Dujarric repeated, as if it were an answer, that he has not seen the email. So Inner City Press publishes it, here: “From: Enoch Penney Laryea @un.org Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 9:15 AM To: SANTUR Abdulahi; Simon Agnew [WFP]; Christoffel Du Toit; Safari Djumapili [OCHA]; Ruiz, Domingo (FAOSS); Carlyne Romulus [at UNMAS] Sorin GIFEI [WFP], Shane Yates [UNCHR]; Abdikadir Tulicha; Sylvain Denairies; UNMISS-FHQ-J2; John McCue (IOM); Gatluak Gatluak [and others at UNICEF], IMF S
ubject: FW: Fighting in Busere – Western Bahr El Ghazal State “Info received indicate that on 01 Dec 2015 at about 05:00 hours (LT) fighting erupted between SPLA and SPLA/IO at FIRKA and BUSERE (20 km South of Wau town). The fighting subsided around 10:00 hours. Military pickups and ambulances were observed transporting casualties along the airport road at high speed towards the military barracks. SPLA soldiers in the town were seen to be on high alert and on stand by mode. “Comments: Reportedly the SPLA/IO group attacked SPLA at the affected area.
When SPLA soldiers were sent to reinforce their colleagues they were also ambushed by the rebels leading to further casualties on the part of SPLA. “Fighting is still ongoing as of 02 Dec 2015. “No UN interest is involved at this time.” Again, why doesn’t Ladsous’ DPKO report this, and how is this “no UN interest is involved at this time” consistent with the UN’s protection of civilians mandate or claims? We’ll have more on this. Inner City Press obtained the UN Security Situation Report for November 29, and finds in this internal report, exclusively published here:
“On 28 November 2015 at around 22:45 hrs, in Yambio town near Tourist Hotel along the main road, a UN Agency national staff member was reportedly involved in a traffic accident. UN Security responded to the scene of the incident and found another civilian vehicle turned over with the driver apparently dead inside the vehicle whilst the UN agency staff member sustained visible injuries in his head.
The local police on the spot attempted to arrest the UN staff member involved in the accident, however, after negotiation UN Security transported him to UN clinic for the medical treatment.” Can you say, impunity? On December 1, Inner City Press asked UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, transcript here: Inner City Press: on South Sudan, it was said on Friday that the Mission was going to go and check these deaths.
And I’ve been looking at these [situation reports]. It seems to me that they’re not really reporting on things that even the media’s reporting of attacks in the country. So, one, do you have anything on that? And, I wanted to ask you about something that was in one of the [situation reports], yesterday’s, where it says that a UN staff member was driving a car. He had a crash. UNDSS [United Nations Department of Safety and Security] appeared and south Sudan special unit