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U.S. imposes targeted sanction on three people for fuelling South Sudan conflict

December 14, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions against three individuals two South Sudanese and an Israeli, accusing them of trading in weapons with Juba in violation of international sanctions and undermining peace.
The U.S. State Department said in a statement that Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) "for being leaders of firms that supplied the Government of South Sudan (...)

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South Sudanese blacklisted general travelled to China despite UN sanctions

August 16, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - The investigative initiative to counter the financing of conflict and mass atrocities in Africa, The Sentry, said a South Sudanese general hit by United Nations sanctions was able to travel to China without a waiver.
According to the group, the general who is now the South Sudanese army chief of staff was in China last July in a clear violation of the UN travel ban.
"The Sentry has now been able to confirm that General (Gabriel) Jok Riak did not receive an (...)

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Security Council narrowly imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

July 13, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - The Security Council on Friday narrowly endorsed a resolution imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan until 31 May 2019, a measure that rights groups and the U.S., the penholder on South Sudan called for since two years ago saying it would protect civilians.
The resolution has been adopted by nine affirmative votes and no vote from the six others. The countries that voted in favour of the arms embargo are Côte d'Ivoire, France, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, (...)

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U.S. Trump extends national emergency with respect to South Sudan

March 27, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - President Donald Trump extended for a year the country's national emergency with respect to South Sudan on Tuesday, pointing to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the U.S. national security and foreign policy constituted by the situation in and in relation to South Sudan.
The continuation of national emergency which was first declared by former U.S. President, Barrack Obama on 3 April 2014, gives Washington the possibility to hand the threats of additional (...)

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S. Sudan summons U.S. charge d’affaires in Juba over sanctions

September 11, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan's government has protested the imposition of sanctions placed on key officials, summoning the U.S. charge d'affaires in Juba to protest targetted sanctions on government officials.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman told reporters on Monday that the ministry has summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires in South Sudan, Michael K. Morrow, to lodge a formal protest against recent sanctions.
“We believe sanctions are not the best ways to address the issues. (...)

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