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Security Council renews arms embargo on South Sudan


May 31, 2019 (UNITED NATIONS) — The United Nations Security Council Thursday extended for an additional year the arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan.

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

The Resolution 2471 was adopted by a vote of 10 in favour with five abstentions, which were from three African countries in the Council, Russia and China.

South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, and Equatorial Guinea stressed the need to give IGAD mediation efforts more time, to achieve the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

The resolution also extended until 30 June 2020 the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions regime, with instructions to provide monthly updates, an interim report by 1 December 2019 and a final report by 1 May 2020.

The sanctions which were adopted in July 2018 provide that all Member States will prevent the supply, sale or transfer to South Sudan, from or through their territories, of arms and related material, and withhold training, technical and financial assistance related to military activities or materials.

The representative of the United States, the penholder of the resolution, expressed disappointment that African members of the Council did not support it, three months after the Council unanimously adopted resolution 2457 (2019) supporting the African Union’s “Silencing the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020” initiative.

However, he acknowledged some initial progress towards peace since sanctions were strengthened 10 months ago, and said the United States is ready to consider adjustments as he encouraged regional actors to assume a greater leadership role.

Poland’s representative who chairs the Security Council’s South Sudan sanctions committee said the 2018 revitalized peace agreement has yet to produce results. The arms embargo should therefore continue, said the Polish diplomat, noting that the drop in violence has been a direct result of the sanctions.


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  • 1 June 2019 07:01, by Malakal county Simon

    No question about that until the revitalise peace is fully, implemented!!

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    • 5 June 2019 07:26, by Midit Mitot

      No effect on this to those individual who are ruining this country.

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      • 5 June 2019 08:04, by Midit Mitot

        South Sudan is now procuring their ammunitions, military tanks, Artillery etc through Uganda and individual sanction is not working as well since many generals are illiterate, they have no where to go while they have no money to be frizzed, this sanction is nothing a tall.

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  • 1 June 2019 08:38, by Eastern

    The sanction renewal is more than welcome. You see where some clueless African countries like South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the dirty Equatorial Guinea try to fight the war for China against the US! Russia has given a single grain of sorghum to South Sudanese refugees or IDPs. China sell arms and distroys South Sudan under oil exploitation...

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    • 1 June 2019 09:14, by jubaone

      Thank you! These little, short-legged Chinese dachshunds were the very people that supplied Bashir 21 years long with ammunitions, while the US helped the SPLA and people of SS. Sadly, after gaining independence, these peking ducks are bootlicking their way into SS and pushed the US out. What went wrong?

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      • 1 June 2019 09:22, by jubaone

        The US must assert itself more forcefully and work for regime change. This will entail, cutting off all funding to SS, IGAD. Harsh economic and arms embargo, track down HR abusers and fugitives, support a renewed settlement with or without the Kiirminal, support covert actions if necessary. Dictators are forcefully removed, not asked to go. Kiirminal belongs in a jail.

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        • 1 June 2019 12:13, by The Rhino


          United States should also mount pressure on Museveni of Uganda,since this bantu secretly supplies Kiir’s regime with ammunitions,arms&mercenaries.We vividly remember shortly after the initiation of the first sanction,Museveni spoke out publicly and told Kiir not to worry about any sanction.This short leggy Bantu is the major risk factor to stability in South Sudan!Now with.....

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          • 1 June 2019 12:28, by The Rhino


            ..China,Chinese have no business in South Sudan.They have been working diplomatically at the UN-security council and on the ground(with their weapons) against the people of this country.These Chinese only exploit recklessly without regards to humans or environment!

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            • 1 June 2019 15:53, by Eastern

              The Rhino,

              Museveni of Uganda does the bidding of the US in the Horn of Africa so you can always expect America to turn a blind eye on the massive extraction of BLOOD GLOD from DR Congo, depleting the Equatorian rain fores in southern South Sudan. South Sudan is continuing get arms through Uganda!

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            • 3 June 2019 06:09, by Pakuai

              The Rhino, Eastern and jubaone,
              "The US to sanction South Sudan" And who will sanction the US fellows? I think, you fellows will shamelessly say, God aren’t you?. The US and the UK have been gulf Arab states terrorists against innocent Yemeni people and the UNSC isn’t saying anything. Fellows, listen. Even if your US is so powerful that it let fire rains on other countries with impunity around the world. Your US bully would be brought down. Fellows never underestimate the outrage of humanity>>>

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              • 3 June 2019 06:19, by Pakuai

                Powerful empires have once lived this world exporting terrorism and extortions to expand their empires, but they were brought down by the same ’terrorisms and extortions’ they used on others. Your US don’t have real allies in the world like it used to be. The only few allies the US have her gulf Arab terrorists and client states, her israel attack dog, the UK, Japan, South Korea and Australia>>>

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                • 3 June 2019 06:29, by Pakuai

                  Fellows, your US has pissed off every country on earth. The US was ’kicked upstairs’ by the Europeans after WW2 and since then, the US has acting like it is world’s oxygen. The US has been acting as the world police but when you check the records, no single country on earth had elected the US to be world police. The so-called 4 permanent members of the UNSC were not elected by anyone, probably China through some twists, was the only country elected into UNSC club in 1971>>>

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                  • 3 June 2019 06:56, by Pakuai

                    My lowly informed South Sudanese fellows, your US and her allies have been acting as school yards or cattle camps big bullies for a very long time. But there are times when the school yards or cattle camps big bullies are challenged by a few courageous bullied little boys. First, the tell the little boys who are also fed up with the big bullies to pick their sticks. The courageous school yards or cattle camps then start their rage aiming at the heads of school yards or cattle camps bullies and the fed up little boys would also start>>>>

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                    • 3 June 2019 07:07, by Pakuai

                      aiming their sticks at the most hated school yards or cattle camps big bullies ’legs, thighs and knees’ until the bullies are hauled down never to bully anyone on the school yards or cattle camps again. Fellows, the US and allies are going to he shouting their ’selective sanctions’ on their UNSC clubs and the like minded countries would always simply ignore the US and allies nonesenses. Just wait fellows, when the whole world ’sanctions’ your US by not using the US dollar as the only currency of foreign exchange>>>

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                      • 3 June 2019 07:17, by Pakuai

                        And kicked the US and her allies troops bases out of their territories, then your US and her allies be come down from ’upstairs’ to earth and talk to earthly countries just like normal countries. My fellow lowly informed South Sudanese your US and her allies are living on parallel universe, they will eventually be forced by the others to live like other countries. Fellows, the NATO have always use what " three cows and the lion">>>>

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                        • 3 June 2019 07:29, by Pakuai

                          The stripe cow, Brown cow and the yellow cow. The these cattle graze together. And the lion wants to make the of them it dinner the three cows fought back together and lion can’t any of them. The lion on day tries and talks to the ’stripe cow and convinces her that the reason, it always harass all the three cows is because of brown and yellow cows’ and if the stripe cow can gets of the group, then she would be just fine. The stripe cow agrees to lion advice>>>

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                          • 3 June 2019 07:37, by Pakuai

                            The lion went and makes diner out of stripe cow. And came back to brow and yellow cows’. The put up a fight with the lion. The lion went back and approaches the brown cow and told her that the real problem is the yellow cow and if she can abandon the yellow cow, then she would not be bothered. The brown cow heeds the lion advice, and the lion went and kills the yellow cow and makes it dinner>>>>

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                            • 3 June 2019 07:46, by Pakuai

                              And came back for the brown cow and laughs at her. And asks the brown cow, dare you let go your best allies and defence idiot? Mauls down the brown cow and makes a dinner out of her. My lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, your US and her allies always pick on, on small countries with resources and fight them through their NATO alliance and let other countries watch. That is how your powerful country and their allies keep the world on its toe ever since>>>>

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                              • 3 June 2019 07:59, by Pakuai

                                Your US is the only country that had ever used the nuclear weapon on Japan, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WW2. The same US also used a ban chemical (agent Orange) on innocent Vietnamese civilians during her Vietnam war. Even her ally, irael attack dog, had used a banned substance on innocent Palestinians in 2008 and l don’t know 2014. Some South Sudanese should just open their damn eyes and empty skulls and let some South Sudanese who know what the US and her allies are up deal with the evils. The US and her allies like our country and our people to death>>>>

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                                • 3 June 2019 08:12, by Pakuai

                                  Because we have some of their few losers who have sold themselves and their souls to them. And of course, the evils the vermin swear that that our country and our people too strategically important to them. To be used as their evils axis or fodder. Just like they have been their israel attack dog or Japan and South Korea in Asia. South Sudanese losers, those days hedging African fools with rubbish about the so-called Western educated against their own country and own people have long since gone with traitors like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol or Hakim Dario. My own humble self, l am Western educated>>>>

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                                  • 3 June 2019 08:50, by Pakuai

                                    But I am an SPLA and South Sudanese first, second and third. Simple and plain. There some are creeps including our greatest fraud Barack Hussein Obama who always use the ’nationalism’ against those people who are against their creepy so-called UN ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT, a government that would be ruled by ’elites; bankers, NGOs, UN, lawyers and lowly educated thugs and fascists’ who are not accountable to anyone but themselves. Fellows, good luck to the thugs with their cheap and dirty intrigues>>>

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                                    • 3 June 2019 08:56, by Pakuai

                                      The evils can take their UN NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT to Kenya, North Sudan, their israel attack dog, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US. Their cheap and dirty intrigues aren’t welcome to countries and to people who are way we’ll ahead of these intrigues.

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        • 3 June 2019 01:18, by Anthony

          You stupid low IQ bari retard. The Americans dont care about your black ass. Whenever they cause a regime change a country becomes even more shit then it already is! look at libya and DRC you dumbass. I know jts hard to not worship people higher than you since its natural for bari slaves but have common sense you stupid animal! Thank god that your tribe is small in number.

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    • 2 June 2019 13:32, by South South


      Only people who are stupid can celebrate this news as the best way to get out government of South Sudan from the power, but the reality on the ground is totally very different. Guns are flowing to South Sudan normally. SSPD can right now fix tanks and gunships inside South Sudan. This is UN arms embargo is just shit, no more.

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  • 1 June 2019 08:41, by Eastern

    South South,

    More sanctions to your people with the missing lower teeths and means more suffering on multiple fronts:from Juba down to the cattle camps. The monkeys have fruits they can leave off in the Equatorian jungles....!

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    • 1 June 2019 09:26, by Pakuai

      The security council (UNSC) are playing games. That damn club is going to be changed anyway. I doubt that there would be ’UK and France’ in that evil club. Fellows, didn’t l didn’t inform you that the UN building in New York is *allegedly on Rockefeller family land*? The US will still retain their own seat, but they will not be buying South Sudan and the Sudanese people as we know it. Russia federations, China are going to retain their own seats. Germany is going to get her seat back, India is going to it seat,>>>>

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      • 1 June 2019 10:00, by Pakuai

        Japan is going to her seat, Australia is going to a UNSC seat, Indonesia will as well. Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Chile will get their UNSC, Italy and Sweden are going to their seats in UNSC, Canada is going to get her seat in the UNSC. Here in Africa, we are going to get back our own seat in UNSC and other three countries, not Abesh (so-called ethiopia) or Kenya, not Nigeria, not South Africa, African countries would have to elect their three other countries>>>

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        • 1 June 2019 10:09, by Pakuai

          In Middle East, Syria, Iran and Turkey are going to get their own seats in the UNSC clubs. Fellows, these changes are going to be exacted through in battle feels. The US, the UK and France will not give ’up’ the UNSC privills without a fight fellows. The evils have milks everyone around the world with intrigues and bullying. But there are some limits of tolerance with these vermin>>>

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          • 1 June 2019 10:12, by Pakuai

            Fellows, l repeat again, we are going to settle our scores with our enemies once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.

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            • 1 June 2019 10:21, by Eastern

              Nothing is gonna be settled soon, take this from me..!

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              • 1 June 2019 10:40, by john Riich

                the recent decision issued by the UN against the government will definitely cease the ongoing peace process, i wonder why the so-called UN fully engage in our country’s affairs as if they will take our citizens with them to the west when they get kicked out from south sudan.I know the triators are now happy with the decision taken by the UN against the govnt.

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                • 1 June 2019 11:36, by Eastern

                  john riich,

                  Let Kiir TRY to cease the peace process. Talking of UN the way you do only reminds me of IGNORANCE.....! What is the damn flag of South Sudan doing at the UN headquarters in New York? UN is not in the west. Please get your self schooled; you can do that even from home!

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                  • 2 June 2019 10:02, by john Riich

                    i’m not against the inked peace but within the two rivals there are people who are kin enough when hearing such a decision issued by the UN since they don’t want to lose their seats in the transitional govnt of unity.the uncounted rebellions in s.s will not allow us to have a permanent and everlasting peace in south sudan.we all love peace

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                    • 2 June 2019 11:25, by Eastern

                      john Riich,

                      The reasoning you expressed here encourages the sense of SELF-ENTITLEMENT most SPLA/M people have in them! It’s utter blackmail and shouldn’t be encouraged. South Sudan belongs to ALL South Sudanese NOT INDIVIDUALS who bled during the war. Anybody holding the country hostage, should be attacked!

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    • 2 June 2019 16:17, by South South


      Nyam nyam should be the last people in South Sudan to talk about others. Karo people are still pooping in the streets of Juba, dirty people. Suffering can be felt by monkeys wherever they are. We will hunt them down even inside the bushes, stupid people and very ugly.

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      • 2 June 2019 23:04, by jubaone

        Uh..uh..🐵tailless baboon,
        You are lucky feeding on the crumbs of Ugandans or Kenyans who toiled to develop their countries. Look at your shithole jienge states like wild animal reserves or zoos. Why must you be fed like a baboon in an animal park, when you can feed yourself, ya filthy jienge? Abyei is gone, forget it. You can come and carry water for us like what your fathers did, slave jienge.

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