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U.S. Trump extends national emergency with respect to South Sudan

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March 27, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - President Donald Trump extended for a year the country’s national emergency with respect to South Sudan on Tuesday, pointing to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the U.S. national security and foreign policy constituted by the situation in and in relation to South Sudan.

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The continuation of national emergency which was first declared by former U.S. President, Barrack Obama on 3 April 2014, gives Washington the possibility to hand the threats of additional sanctions over the South Sudanese government.

The White House said the four-year South Sudan conflict threatens peace, security, or stability of the young country and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations.

"The situation in and in relation to South Sudan continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," said the statement.

Based on this situation, President Trump decided to continue for one year the national emergency declared with respect to South Sudan.

With this national emergency, President Trump can impose further sanctions on South Sudan and the members of its government. Also, that means Washington which, the penholder on South Sudan at the Security Council, will continue to seek international sanctions on South Sudanese warring parties.

During a visit to Juba in October 2017, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated that the administration in Washington lost trust in the South Sudanese government, calling on President Salva Kiir to take action to regain that trust.

In February the U.S. imposed an arms embargo against South Sudan and called on the United Nations Security Council to take similar sanctions on South Sudan last earlier this month.

In a meeting held in Addis Ababa Monday, a South Sudanese minister called on the IGAD Council of Ministers to support Juba against what he described as "American activities" against his government.

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  • 27 March 22:14, by Kush Natives

    We’re already in it, you already released Riek, and the same time rebels starts attacking our positions in the country, and you still talking of more sanctions? The western behavior and attitude is the one that will turned South Sudan upside down. So, rebels must reset their useless brain and think twice.

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    • 28 March 00:15, by garrak1520

      VP warns government officials against corruption. Your VP is talking about corruption, is there someone more corrupted than him or his boss. As for the US, I believe they regret giving all that money ($11Billio) right after independence hoping to see great realizations and now they are pissed and will keep on punishing you until the government falls, and technocrats take over the country.

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      • 28 March 22:50, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Qarak.1520

        That is false dream, it couldn,t be happen in our watch, you think USA can fight and offer you a country top position?
        Walkup boy, we are here to protect our country with it consitution, we will not let it down, our people should be allowed to elect theirs leaders, you should secure seat through election not war.

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    • 28 March 11:22, by DumoMakuachdit

      Trump’s national emergency is more powerful than Kiir Ayiei’s State of emergency he declared.

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      • 28 March 17:16, by Marco A. Wek

        Trump is an accidental precedent. He is a stooge of Putin. Have you ever heard him say anything negative against Russia? It is because Russia has a key to his destructive box.

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      • 28 March 22:02, by Garang Akeen Tong

        I knew it from very day, America is taking side in this conflict, they wouldn,t be considered as the world leader, I wishes rebelion should occure in USA, because they are supporting rebelion in ever region.

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    • 28 March 15:18, by Midit Mitot

      Juba government childish brain will finish this Country, American government was the one giving you this Country an yet don,t recognize it.

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  • 27 March 22:17, by Eastern

    What we have in Juba is a tribal junta, be afraid!

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    • 27 March 23:05, by Games

      We all love Dunold Trump for putting that pressure on the heads of those animals in Juba whose their lowers teeth are missing.

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      • 28 March 00:35, by South South

        Games,

        Only people with monkey poop can celebrate this news.
        Robert Mugabe was sanctioned by US for more than 20 years, but he held the power for more than 30 years.

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        • 28 March 00:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          South South,

          Say Robert Mugabe!! So you want to Mugabenise South Sudan? Remember this is a country with different characteristics. You got it from Trump. You have yet to see more because of your intransigence. Try to evolve into human beings ya hayiwanat!!

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          • 28 March 05:39, by South South

            jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

            You a little monkey need to control yourself from calling people names. If we managed to kicked your rebels to the bushes and some of them are roaming outside South Sudan. If we have good neighbors who are standing with us, Trump can do a little to us. Well, weak people like you can celebrate day and night about Trump. We told you war is not good, but refused to listen.

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    • 28 March 00:10, by South South

      Eastern,

      What we have in our bushes are coins wicked tribes. These are coward tribes. Some of them enjoy monkeys poop.

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      • 28 March 02:26, by Games

        South Bor
        Robert Mugabe was protected by S. Africa and its neighbours countries from the Western world. Second, they were getting lots of help especially financially from South Africa government. Third, Robert Mugabe was not fighting to anyone, while you and your cousins have got White army on your tails.

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        • 28 March 05:34, by South South

          Games/Monkey poop

          South Africa has no money to support Mugabe. South Sudan has many neighbors which are supporting it. Did you hear that rebel leaders were picked up by neighbor countries and sent them to Juba? White Army is gone for good, some of them were destroyed and others joined us in Juba with Taban. Find something else loser.

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          • 28 March 06:43, by Games

            South Bor
            Really, South Sudan is getting help from her neighbours? You must be another idiot guy like LOL Gatkouth who clearly stated that the South Sudan economic is booming. The only South Sudan is getting from her neighbous countries are guns that means to kill themselves

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            • 28 March 06:48, by Games

              South Bor
              Who told you that the White army has gone...remember when
              We talking about white army, we mean IO fully trained soliders.

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          • 28 March 17:36, by jubaone

            South South
            A monkey 🐵 climbs a mango tree only to eat ripe mangoes. It can’t think twice, that it could make juice, mango slices or chips or even use the dried up branches to cook hot walwal. That is the jienge. You have such a rich country, yet you can’t do anything with the resources except steal, eat and shit. Worthless creatures.

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      • 28 March 09:20, by jubaone

        South South,
        We’ve had enough of your worthless jienge tirades. Your fugitive Malong echoed similar statements and in the end, he got himself screwed. Don’t climb a tree too high, you risk exposing your your shithole to those below, especially as a naked jienge. That is my advice to you, Aryan jienge.

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        • 28 March 21:45, by Garang Akeen Tong

          Jubaone

          Your USA and it allied are now knowing that, your damn IO are badly defeated, that why the are interpearing in our affairs, the USA are they very people causing international security threat.

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      • 28 March 10:53, by Eastern

        South South,

        So long as the bushes of Equatoria are not available to accommodate any wondering dinka so be it. Wondering cattle keepers in our bushes stand warned! There are now stocks of Arsenic which will be used in all watering points in strategic locations along routes used by foreign marauding cattle herders from outside Equatoria. You have been advised/warned!

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        • 28 March 17:24, by Marco A. Wek

          Eastern, if Dinka as a whole really feel threatened and started to organize, the bushes of Equatoria will be cleaned of monkeys like you. What is going on now is between the government and highway robbers.

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          • 28 March 17:42, by jubaone

            Marco,
            Now that MTN is taking over from Vicacell the mobile network, we could be seeing a flurry of jienge activities, the MTN cleaning our Equatorian bushes. Be warned, shoot to kill policy. No jienges are allowed to stroll our bushes like stray dogs, beware Equatorians. Kill on spot.

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            • 28 March 20:38, by Marco A. Wek

              You are useless cowards who during North -South war were allowed Arabs to rape your women and girls while Dinkas were paying high prices to liberate you and your women. I have high respect to your women than to your coward asses. A lot of your monkey brothers are in the government as there are Dinkas and if you cannot differentiate between the government and the Dinkas, I advise you to leave south

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  • 28 March 07:01, by Lenin Bull

    Likang you are idiot when you declared that " you got this country from Trump". My brother think about the struggle and the sacrifices of our black people in Sudan since 1821 when foreigners stepped foot in our ancestral land. Millions died in battle fields since that time to 2005. Why are you such a cheap mind? Foreigners only joined our struggle for freedom and facilitating the talks is not

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  • 28 March 07:07, by Lenin Bull

    tantamount to giving you a country. Perhaps such kind of weird statements can come from tribes that never sacrificed anything for the last 200 years of our hard costly struggle for freedom. I lost my great grand uncles , aunts, since the battle of Mahdi’s alAnsar invasion of the South Sudan in 1890s, I lost uncles in Anyanya I struggle, and I lost terribly my own brave brothers in SPLA.

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  • 28 March 07:13, by Lenin Bull

    I myself bravely and with pride joined in 1987 the great proud and glorious armed struggle waged bravely and in a dignified manner by our people. Since that time I survive many deadly battles, ambushes, landmines, aerial bombs by antonovs and migs, and finally sustained gunshot on my head at the back side God merciful it never touched the brain which would have killed me.

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    • 29 March 20:47, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool
      Just shut up. You fled and hid yourself in Nimule.

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  • 28 March 07:18, by Lenin Bull

    I’m counting my own immediate losses and sacrifices in the struggle for freedom. It is not only me but all the persons in who exactly the cost of that struggle and have lost relatives and friends. Last but not the least where is Dr.John Garang? It is the Soviet, Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Angola, Namibia, that helped us fight the Arabs in Khartoum from 1983-2005 not US, not Britain,

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  • 28 March 07:22, by Lenin Bull

    not this god damned TROIKA. America just wants to destroy South Sudan for selfish reason. Just because there is oil here and the country is rich with many natural resources and not because they love your God damned IO or your tribe. Mind you the same America can turn to government today if they are given oil contracts and many others.

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  • 28 March 11:37, by Lenin Bull

    Theallblindeyes, I only dispute the stupid generalization that we got our country from US!! We acknowledge late American sponsorship of the peace talks in Kenya then and their professional guidance of the talks. But mind you, the Americans joined our determined struggle after realizing the danger of NIF( National Islamic Front). They found brave, determined, and honest allies in us the SPLA/SPLM.

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  • 28 March 13:47, by Sunday Junup

    You have made it!

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  • 28 March 14:01, by Charles Majok

    You are all cowards because you surrendered your ancestral lands in the north of Sudan to the Arabs. After surrendering your land to the Arabs, you are killing each other like wild animals. I am ashamed to be a South Sudanese because, by default, I as cowardly as the Dinka, Nuer and Equatorian losers who accepted a small fraction of their ancestral lands as a so-called ’independent state’.

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  • 28 March 17:08, by Marco A. Wek

    Trump administration is a threat to the world not South Sudanese government. Why not deal with your Russian friend Putin who is threatening and interfering in other countries affairs. Oh they helped you and so they are good bad actors.

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  • 28 March 17:33, by pilot

    Trump administration have taken a bold step for extend their mandates.
    Its now time to solve this amicable by finding the root cause of the conflict.

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  • 28 March 22:31, by Garang Akeen Tong

    They USA, EU, UN, AU & UNSC are causing unrest situation in south sudan, by supporting rebelion, and ask gov,t to reward rebel with big position and milltary ranks.
    Am now starting preparing to stage rebelion against next gov,t, which would be impose on us.

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  • 28 March 23:16, by Nairobimitot

    If The USA succeed in destroying the President Salva Kiir Government, The future of South Sudan will be very limited because South Sudanese will be poor forever in their own country. In the future, I am afraid the South Sudanese will be crying for help from Arabs. Good luck to you all on your confusing prospect of not knowing the value of unity of the people of South Sudan. Let the slaves bring their Masters to come to their rescue, and you will see what will happen after they are rescued by their masters.

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