UN Security Council to discus South Sudan sanctions on Tuesday

The UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, on April 4, 2018. (photo credit: Li Muzi / Global Look Press)

The UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, on April 4, 2018. (photo credit: Li Muzi / Global Look Press)

May 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations Security Council will convene on Tuesday to discus South Sudan sanctions regime and a briefing on the security situation of the young African country which has been marred in a bloody civil war since December 2013 after a massacre in the nation’s capital Juba led to a civil war.

The chair of the South Sudan sanctions committee, Ambassador Joanna Wronecka of Poland will brief the Security Council in a consultative meeting scheduled for Tuesday for the Council to decide whether United Nations targeted sanctions on South Sudanese officials such as travel ban and asset freeze, which expires on 31st May 2018, will be renewed or not.

The United States, the European Union, imposed travel ban and asset freeze information minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth, Deputy chief of Defense and Inspector General Malek Rueben and former SPLA Chief of Staff Gen. Paul Malong Awan.

The Council will also be briefed by the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

South Sudan descended into civil war in December 2013 after forces loyal to the country’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and his then Governor of Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal State Gen. Paul Malong Awan went door-to-door in the capital Juba killing civilians belonging to the Nuer ethnic group sparking a nation-wide protests from top army generals from the Nuer leading to a civil war.

A peace agreement signed in August 2015 by President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar and negotiated under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union (AU) in presence of Troika and other international observers collapsed in July 2016 following fighting at the presidential palace in Juba “J1”.