S Sudan faces Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday gave South Sudan’s warring parties one month to stop the fighting in the country and sign a peace agreement or face possible sanctions.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will report by June 30 on whether a ceasefire agreed in December — the latest in a string of truce deals — is holding and whether the sides have "come to a viable political agreement." If not, then the UN has identified six South Sudanese officials for a possible asset freeze and travel ban. Officials named include Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk, former army chief Paul Malong Awan, and Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth.

Since the war began in December 2013, nearly 1.8 million people have been displaced and tens of thousands have been killed.

AfricaNews reports in this video.

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