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U.S. bans export of weapons, defence services to South Sudan

The United States on Friday banned the export of weapons and defense services to South Sudan, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s four-year conflict. “The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. While the United States government does not conduct arms sales to South Sudan, the move prevents any American…

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U.S. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan to end conflict – sources

  The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s civil war and humanitarian crisis. The State Department is set to make the announcement later on Friday morning, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The unilateral move would signal that the Trump administration has lost patience with South Sudan’s warring…

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South Sudan security apparatus threatens the survival of National Dialogue initiated by Salva Kiir

Someone may wonder what had happened to National Dialogue since it is no longer reported by the media houses within and outside South Sudan. Constrained by lack of support from government and the international community, National Dialogue is at the point of death which is soon going to happen. As reported by  Alfred Taban, who heads the media sector in the national dialogue committee that the country’s security organs have been obstructing media coverage of the initiative. Alfred said…

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South Sudan’s Civil War Puts 250,000 Children at ‘Imminent Risk of Death

Mired in a five-year civil war, the world’s youngest nation—South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011—is slipping deeper into trouble, according to U.S., UN and African Union officials. The top official for the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, told Observer that more than 250,000 children could starve to death by July if they don’t get the aid they need to survive. “The fighting shows no sign of abating and the humanitarian needs are massive: 2.4 million…

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