United Nations Security Council renews Sanctions on South Sudan

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 9th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday have renewed sanctions on South Sudan after adopting, unanimously, a resolution allowing for the renewal of the UN sanctions against South Sudan for another year.

The United Nations imposed sanctions on South Sudan which includes travel ban and asset freeze against individuals, the world body said, responsible for complicit in threatening peace and stability in the war-torn country.

The Council also has extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the South Sudan sanctions for at least another 13 months.

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”.

The IGAD has employed an initiative called High-Level Revitalization Forum to bring back the peace agreement. Previous rounds of the HLRF has been unsuccessful and the IGAD said it expect the warring parties to negotiate on the last round on 17th of May. This week, the IGAD invited all the stakeholders to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for consultations for consultations.

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