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UN sanctions committee briefed on situation in South Sudan

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April 18, 2018 (JUBA) – Members of the United Nations Security Council Committee, established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan, were briefed by the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection with the Panel’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017).

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During the deliberations, held on 11 April, the Committee reportedly considered the Panel’s findings with respect to the political and security situation in South Sudan; violations of human rights and international humanitarian law; obstruction of humanitarian and peacekeeping missions; and arms procurement and the implementation of the sanctions measures in war-torn South Sudan.

The Committee also considered recommendations set out in the Panel’s final report, partly read a statement Sudan Tribune obtained.

The Committee, it further stressed, also received a briefing by the Office of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, which provided updates on developments in South Sudan since the last briefing by the Special Representative to the members in March last year.

However, it was noted that while the young nation was facing the conflict for the fourth consecutive year, violations against children had increased considerably compared to the preceding two years.

The UN had verified over 1,000 incidents of all six grave violations against children, affecting close to 1,400 children in South Sudan.

During the 11 April meeting, the recruitment and use of children by all parties in South Sudan’s conflict, was assessed to be endemic.

“The office concluded that children were not just used on an ad hoc basis to temporarily boost military capacities of parties to the conflict or to provide services,” the statement noted, adding that children of South Sudan were the very fuel of the war, abused in a systematic and sustained manner which enabled the war effort to continue.

The world’s youngest nation has been mired in conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and rebels led by Riek Machar, the country’s former first vice-president since mid-December 2013. The conflict has killed tens of thousands and displaced almost over 2 million people from their homes, including over a million refugees who have fled into neighbouring nations

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  • 19 April 11:41, by Lenin Bull

    These smart scoundrels want fat jobs of the UN by creating fake stories on and about South Sudan and its people! Enough projects of John Prendergast is one of them and many other fake projects of intellectual scoundrels. Some have even started to sound false alarm bell of false genocide and other redundant lawyers have started to apply to serve in hybrid tribunal to try fake war crimes in SSudan!

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  • 19 April 11:45, by Lenin Bull

    South Sudan has become international projects for swindling money from donors or coning donors with money esepecially fakes stories of human rights violations, fakes stories of canabalism, castration,fake stories of hindrance to humanitarians, etc. SSudan is slowly becoming another Congo for the UN and some idiot South Sudanese are not realizing!

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    • 19 April 18:53, by lino

      Lenin Bull,

      Maybe you never lived like Red Army of 1980’s and 90’s, or your kids if you are married, nephews were not abducted by any armed group!!!
      Do imagine that Bashir recruited all male and female in Sudan Schools, and some went straight to fight?! It is happening now, but you can’t see it!!!

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      • 20 April 04:39, by choldit

        Lino, u can’t believe how many ignorant people South Sudan 🇸🇸 have on media. I don’t know 🤷🏾??? what people like brother/sister above is thinking about the future of south Sudanese shld that type of govt stay on forever. This country need peace and it needs it now. There must be ways to unite our people and take our place in community of world countries.

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  • 20 April 06:46, by Lenin Bull

    Lino, and Choldit, you are all political nincompoops! The problem in South Sudan will be resolved squarely by South Sudanese themselves not foreigners! Iam one of the "proud and lucky" red army soldiers that freely joined our great liberation struggle in March 1987. I have been to Bilpam,1987-1988, Itang 1988, Zinc and Bongo 1988, and Pinyudo 1988-1991! I was wounded during the freedom struggle

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  • 20 April 06:53, by Lenin Bull

    I have Master’s degree in International Relations and diplomacy from Sorbonne University in Paris, France and I speak fluent French in addition to elementary Arabic and English. Lino and Choldit read political books and do serious research on comparative politics, that scales preventing you from seeing reality will go and you will be converted to my side!

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    • 20 April 11:30, by Mopedi

      Lenin
      You have revealed the truth about your fake master degree, a holder of such can’t establish the importance of unity in diversity, instead preaching hatred always in social media show that you have never stepped in any class in Paris, rather you picked the documents from the streets of Kampala, what is your speaking fluent Franch has to do with seeking our peace and unity?

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      • 20 April 11:41, by Lenin Bull

        Mopodi, you are son of a witch! Which unity in diversity are you satanic rebels of Ngungaeng IO talking about to us? You IOs are targeting and killing innocent Dinka civilians along highways and towns of Equatoria. Evil tribal IO mad soldiers killed innocent Dinka civilians in Bentiu, Bor, Malakal, Nasir, Akobo, Maiwut, Pagak, etc in 2013-2014! No single Dinka person survived in IO territories!

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        • 20 April 11:45, by Lenin Bull

          Mopedi, the only umbilical cord of unity still tying South Sudanese together is President Salva Kiir and the government in Juba. The SPLA-IO has introduced dangerous tribal politics into South Sudanese politics and this is the most foolish mistake which has failed and will fail them utterly! A revolutionary movement should be more exemplary than the government it is trying to overthrow, but not IO

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  • 20 April 06:57, by Lenin Bull

    What do you make of this statement, " America First!" by Trump? Every one including you idiots( lino, Choldit, and others of your kinds) must put South Sudan first and protect its interests above all things. I want to inform you that non-South Sudanese secretly laugh when they hear IO cadres like you banking their last hope on foreigners whether near or far.

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  • 20 April 11:51, by Lenin Bull

    IO is one tribe from the fake blind and disabled C-IN-C to the last foot soldiers! Look our country is mourning today the passing away of our great Chief of Staff who is not a Dinka! but we are all in tears and stand in salute and respect for him and his patriotism to our country not tribe. We are already diverse but united in South Sudan but NGUNDAENG has blinded some tribes not to see that.

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