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UN renews arms embargo on South Sudan

Members of the united nations security council in a past meeting(Photo: file)
Members of the united nations security council in a past meeting(Photo: file)

May 31st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday newed a one-year-old arms embargo on South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation.

Despite resistance from South Africa, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Russia and China, ten members voted to extend the sanction regime for another year and will remain active until May 31, 2020.

The US-drafted measure that required a minimum of nine votes for adoption in the 15-member council renews the arms embargo along with an assets freeze and global travel ban imposed on eight South Sudanese nationals for their role in fueling the war.

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