U.S. Sanctions South Sudan Officials for Allegedly Enriching Themselves Amid Civil War, Famine

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives at the swearing-in of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda, on Aug.18. (Eric Murinzi/AP) By Carol Morello September 6 at 3:02 PM The United States on Wednesday placed sanctions on three close associates of South Sudan’s president, saying they had personally profited from a climate of corruption in

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Sudan Closes its Borders With Libya ‘to prevent arms trafficking’

September 6, 2017 Sudan today announced that it closed its land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent arms smuggling. Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdalrahman said: “We have closed our land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent smuggling arms and four-wheel drive vehicles.” He gave no further details of the

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As US Weighs Lifting Sudan Sanctions, South Sudan a Concern

By Sam Mednick | AP September 7 WADAKONA, South Sudan — As the United States considers lifting sanctions on Sudan, one of the most sensitive issues is on display in these tense borderlands: weapons. South Sudan’s government accuses its neighbor of supplying arms to rebels fighting its bloody civil war.On a visit last month, The Associated Press

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