Category: International Sanctions on South Sudan

Security Council delays sanctions on South Sudan for one month

May 31, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – The Security Council Thursday decided to consider within a month imposing arms embargo or individual sanctions on six South Sudanese including four top government officials in the event of a ceasefire violation or lack of a viable peace agreement.
The resolution also renews for 45 days the sanctions imposed in 2015 on those blocking peace in South Sudan.
The 15-member body in a resolution endorsed by just 9 “yes” votes said the Council would consider applying (…)


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U.S. diplomat calls for UN sanctions on South Sudanese responsible for continuation of war

May 30, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Wednesday called for international sanctions on individuals responsible for the continuation of the war in South Sudan and obstructing to humanitarian access affected civilians.
Haley made her call ahead of a vote on Thursday by the Security Council on a draft resolution she has submitted since Thursday imposing individual sanctions on three South Sudanese ministers and an army general, in addition to a rebel (…)


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South Sudan’s Kiir, Ethiopia’s Abiy hold talks on peace and UN sanctions

May 30, 2018 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Wednesday was in Addis Ababa to discuss the IGAD brokered peace forum on the implementation of 2015 peace agreement but also the looming UN sanctions on his senior ministers.
The visit comes 24 hours before an extraordinary meeting on the stalled peace forum of the IGAD Council of Ministers chaired by Ethiopia. Also, on Thursday the UN Security Council will deliberate and vote on individual sanctions targeting his top (…)


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Security Council likely to slap sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

May 26, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – United Nations Security Council is expected to impose sanctions on South Sudanese government officials including Defence Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs who chairs the government delegation to the peace revitalization forum.
The 15-member body on 31 May will adopt a resolution renewing the measures related to targeted sanctions in order to support the search for an inclusive and sustainable peace in South Sudan.
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UN Security Council likely to slap sanctions on senior S. Sudan officials

May 26, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – United Nations Security Council is expected next Thursday to impose sanctions on the South Sudanese government, officials including Defence Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs who chairs the government delegation to the peace revitalization forum.
Also in the same meeting of 31 May, the 15-member body will adopt a resolution renewing the measures related to targeted sanctions in order to support the search for an inclusive and sustainable peace in South (…)


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