Security Council Grants Mandate Extension of UNMISS, Considers Possible Sanctions

Arms Embargo Warnings, Punitive Actions Counterproductive to Peace Process, Permanent Representative Stresses By United Nations, Expressing deep concern at the security situation in South Sudan and the possibility of an outright ethnic war, the Security Council this afternoon extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to 15 December 2017, strengthening […]

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South Sudan Accuses Foreign Powers of Blocking Peace Deal

By Sudan Tribune, A senior member of South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has accused unnamed foreign powers of allegedly playing a negative role in blocking attempts to resolve the more than 19 months long civil war with the armed fighters allied to the former vice president, Riek Machar. This came after many […]

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Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

By Charles Onyango-Obbo, AFTER 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats say the latest peace proposal to end the war in South Sudan will, well, return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place, AFP reported. The latest peace proposal drafted in Addis Ababa by regional bloc Intergovernmental  Authority […]

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Susan Rice Against Arms Embargo on South Sudan

By Foreign Policy, THE U.S. security advisor, Susan Rice, has for months resisted appeals from key allies, including Britain and France, to push for a weapons bans on South Sudan, diplomats, human rights advocates and congressional officials told Foreign Policy (FP) magazine. President Barack Obama’s national security team, US secretary of state, John Kerry and […]

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S. Sudan Rejects Proposal to Scrap Vice-President Post

By Sudan Tribune, THE South Sudanese government said it would not yield to its armed opposition demands to have the vice-president’s position scrapped off and replaced with a prime minister. Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said such a proposal was never tabled before government and mediators of the peace talks. “The government delegation did […]

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Obama Authorizes Sanctions on South Sudan

By Sudan Tribune, The United States president Barak Obama on Thursday issued an executive order directing his administration to impose sanctions on South Sudanese parties responsible for ongoing violence and human rights abuses in the world youngest nation. “All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the […]

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