Friday, November 18, 2016

South Sudan: US seeks arms embargo via Security Council

The US has circulated to the UN Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior UN official of possible genocide.


Political rivalry between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his former deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, led to civil war in 2013 that has often followed ethnic lines.

The pair signed a peace deal last year, but fighting has continued and Machar fled the country in July.

Adama Dieng, UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, last week visited South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
 [aljazeera.com]
 18/11/16
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