Tag Archives: Sudan

UN chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: A pledge by South Sudan’s government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already on the ground in a bid to avoid an arms embargo is yet to translate into action, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. President Salva Kiir agreed during a U.N.… Read More »

Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

NAIROBI: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan to discuss… Read More »

UN rights expert says South Sudan must release editor

GENEVA: South Sudan’s arrest of a prominent newspaper editor is unlawful and he must be released, the United Nations expert on freedom of expression said on Thursday. Alfred Taban, founder and editor of the privately run Juba Monitor, was detained on Saturday for writing articles that criticised South Sudan’s leaders over a flare-up in violence… Read More »