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Security Council warns of renewed calls for sanctions on war-torn S. Sudan


February 11, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations Security Council has again condemned in the “ strongest terms” the continued fighting in the Equatoria and Upper Nile regions of the South Sudan and warned that attacks on civilians could renew calls for sanctions.

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The UN Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan (Photo: UN/Devra Berkowitz)

Members of the 15-member Council, in a statement, called on all parties involved in the conflict to cease hostilities immediately.

According to the Council, there are reports of killing of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence, destruction of homes, ethnic violence, and looting of livestock and property during the fighting.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that targeting civilians may constitute war crimes and those involved could be subject to sanctions as authorized under resolution 2206 (2015) for actions that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan.

“The members of the Security Council urged the Transitional Government of National Unity to take measures to ensure that those responsible for the attacks are held accountable,” the statement noted.

More than 84,000, according to the U.N have fled South Sudan since beginning of January and many continue to be displaced internally.

In its statement, members of the Security Council stressed the primacy of the political process and that there is no military solution to the conflict and reminded all parties in South Sudan that implementation of the ceasefire is critical for the success of any genuine, inclusive political process, including national dialogue, and that such a process should be based on the framework provided by the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (the Agreement) and aimed at achieving national reconciliation and enhancing trust among parties in South Sudan.

They reiterated their call on all stakeholders to commit to full implementation of the accord on resolution of the South Sudan crisis.

However, while the Security Council expressed appreciation for its South Sudan mission’s (UNMISS) tenacity in its efforts to carry out its protection of civilians mandate, it also expressed deep concern that UNMISS continues to face obstacles from the Transitional Government of National Unity hindering the ability of UNMISS to carry out its mandate to protect civilians and create conditions conducive to delivery of humanitarian assistance.


Meanwhile, South Sudanese army (SPLA) dismissed accusations that it denied UNMISS patrol team access to civilians displaced in the various parts of the country.

“No mere notification or request was submitted to SPLA GHQs. SPLA challenges UNMISS to produce evidence indicating it was denied access for us to take responsibility and administrative measures against those involved in alleged blockade,” said SPLA spokesperson, Lul Ruai Koang.

The official also dismissed accusations of rapes, looting of livestock and destruction of property, and challenged UNMISS to produce concrete evidence so that the army leadership can take punitive measures on the culprits.

He reiterated the army’s commitment to fight impunity, willingness and readiness to keep working and cooperating with all U.N bodies and other monitoring mechanisms.


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  • 12 February 2017 08:06, by Dalta Cirea

    When you re’ slave, you behaved like your master this what is happing in South Sudan for those who used to talk on what their Master said.no institution say the truth.

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    • 12 February 2017 08:21, by nuer food lovers

      International community are wasting time not knowing that they are dealing with a mad man in the name of Kiir mayardit, Malong Awan and JCE.. God forbide the crime commited by mathiang Anyoor. Just provides training and weapons to the frustrated voice. It will not take a year to make South Sudan safe from brutality of malong and his SPLA militia aka mathiang Anyoor

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    • 13 February 2017 10:03, by Sadam Kuikoy

      UNSC is just an empty vessel, they always use empty threat while people are dying on the daily basis, which unity government are they talking about? this is just waste of valuable time.Why not forcefully reinstated the Aug 2015 peace deal and vigorously dealt with whoever party violating the implementation of the peace process.

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  • 12 February 2017 08:54, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudanese, should accept complexity act against venerable lives in war ton country.
    President of South Sudan Salva kiir, is always talking about implementation of peace Agreement but all political parties and rebels don’t comply with the president.
    And those who oppose president call should hold accountable.

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    • 12 February 2017 11:04, by nuer food lovers

      Ayuiu makuach Lam. Enough is enough there is nothing worry anymore, threaten people with killing is a old song. We will mobilize as much as we can, it will not take us century to have international community on us side, the suffering of our population under brutality of malong Awan and JCE will be brought rest. THE international community must allow a crying voice to purchase Arsenal to counter J

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      • 12 February 2017 11:51, by koang mi kei

        i think security council has dirty hand to in this south Sudan war not only Uganda and Kenyan who are dealing with trade and sheeting but for IO they have to know God help those helps themselves they will not just wait for good things to happen to them, they have to work hard to achieve your goals

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  • 12 February 2017 11:37, by Madit Magot

    Sanctions will not deliver anything substantial to bring peace to our war-torn country. Only diplomatic actions and pressuring of both parties to bring peace about and end anarchy will do. Otherwise sanctions of individuals isn’t enough. Our country need peace acutely but no major players both within the country as well as international community. Time to be serious!

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    • 12 February 2017 14:48, by nuer food lovers

      People of South Sudan will not forget in their damn life.. Putting gun in the hand of the most foolish community is the greatest mistake at the first place. There’s no God that will come and rescued us then ourselves from primitive Barh el gazal domination and killing with impunity. THE dying and migrating to Sudan when they had destroy South Sudan

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  • 12 February 2017 15:15, by Eastern

    Sorry UN Security Council. South Sudan is implementing a peace agreement. Kiir and El Tabani Deng are in their best working relationship. South Sudanese who had fled their country last year are returning home in droves. Please discard this abnoxious idea of sanctions.

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  • 12 February 2017 15:46, by Wadipach

    The UN Security Council should take their warning seriously this time and impose sanctions for top officials and arms embargo against South Sudan.

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  • 13 February 2017 02:24, by Kush Natives

    UNSC, you need to stop barking like dog over the pence! The system that you’re wishing wouldn’t help resolves anything in this conflicts, your work always fuels the situation, adding more recipes on it. We have seen you in many African countries. Where were this naïve and gangs organization when war ranged 1983-2002? Where were you when 2.5 lost live in Sudanses civil war? A bunch of white asses!

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    • 13 February 2017 06:36, by Eastern

      UN was there providing food and medicine to the war affected otherwise the death toll would have been more than the 2.5 millions your are talking about here.

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      • 13 February 2017 08:30, by Kush Natives

        What’s the definition of UN and UNSC tells you? Your brain always focus on foods idiots. Get back with me later when you differentiate them.

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  • 13 February 2017 08:37, by hamil

    When the Somalis were in charge of fuel supply in South Sudan, Juba rarely runs out of fuel every petrol station was always filled with fuel but when the JCE, Kiir and Malong dug their noses into that business everything turned on it’s head. I don’t mind buying a litre of fuel for 60 SSP instead of buying a 20 litre for 2200 SSP from the black market

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    • 13 February 2017 08:50, by hamil

      I commented on a different article sorry about that...

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  • 13 February 2017 08:49, by hamil

    The UNSC with China and Russia is always a lame organization, these 2 are the reason why there is still fighting in South Sudan. They are protecting the market for their ammunition at the expense of dying South Sudanese Russian attack helicopters used to bomb the IO base in Jebel and Gudele, Chinese amoured vehicles have been seen on the streets of Juba and National Security Head Quarters

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