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South Sudan recalls ambassador to U.S. for consultations


February 3, 2018 (JUBA) — South Sudan Saturday has summoned its ambassador to Washington for consultations in response to the arms embargo by U.S. administration announced on Friday.

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South Sudan’s Ambassador to the United States, Garang Diing Akuong, on 23 February 2015 (Photo South Sudan embassy)

Asking an ambassador to report home, in diplomacy, is considered as a formal way of protest against a decision by the host country.

South Sudanese diplomats in Juba confirmed to Sudan Tribune that Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong has been summoned to Juba after the ban on arms sales to his country.

The diplomats who requested anonymity refused to elaborate on the decision as they are not authorised to speak to the media.

The decision as such may not impact the South Sudanese government but it would contribute to isolating Juba government.

Washington called on the Troika, the European Union and China to take similar measures to end the four-year conflict in South Sudan.

The IGAD and the African Union also said they consider to request the UN Security Council to sanction those who violate the cessation of hostilities and obstruct the delivery of emergency assistance to the civilians.


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  • 4 February 02:53, by john akeen

    Diing Akuong didn’t do anything wrong. Americans government they always think that they are GOD, they think they can do anything without anybody around in this world and nobody can tell them shit. I’ll say this again,if your country have a good resources, than you will have a lot of enemies, and they will try to make you weak so that way it won’t be hurt for them to take your resources from you

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    • 4 February 09:41, by choldit

      John akeen, this is the end of suffering of South Sudan people. The world is ready to join South Sudanese for the search of alternative leadership, possibly or obviously from Splm io of Dr Machar that doesn’t differentiate between South Sudanese and have nothing like jienge/Dinka council of elders aka JCE. America govt may walk the talk this time!

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    • 4 February 10:35, by jubaone

      John Akeen,
      Shit! Had the US not wiped your asses dry, you wouldn´t be calling any place "SS". Your short-legged Chinese and Russian communists were busy selling arms to the jellaba. Afer spending over $15b, US wants sanity and not ungratefulness and idocy. Wake up jienge! US is not interested in our resources, rather in our well being. Learn to say thank you in "thokjienge" if you can!

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  • 4 February 04:06, by john locke

    John akeen, what resources other than oil does south sudan have to depend on? It’s people are starving because kiir and his group want war instead of peace. The day kiir dies is the day peace comes. And that day is getting closer

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    • 4 February 04:41, by john akeen

      john locke
      are you sure you ok, and not sick, because you sound like you just wake up from seizures coma, you’re so confuse and I’m not going to blame you because I know your situation, your brain it’s affected by seizures

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      • 4 February 06:04, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        John Akeen

        You are the ones who are insane. You rape, steal and destroy the country and yet you shift the blame to foreigners. They give plenty of resources to kick start development of the country but you developed your stomachs. Now it is a definitive time to tell you stop your madness on innocent people.

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      • 4 February 06:05, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        John Akeen

        You are the ones who are insane. You rape, steal and destroy the country and yet you shift the blame to foreigners. They give plenty of resources to kick start development of the country but you developed your stomachs. Now it is a definitive time to tell you stop your madness on innocent people.

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        • 4 February 14:21, by Redeemer

          People in Yei expressed their regret when the famous local market was reopened saying, "We thought Dinka was going to leave Yei and we remain happy the way we were prior 2016 but we felt the bitterness of hatred"

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          • 4 February 17:29, by jubaone

            Are you suggesting these scavenging jienges have come back to Yei? They always go where there´s food bcoz they´re too lazy to cultivate for themselves, or perhaps they just want to come and rob and steal. Watch out!

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