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UNSC still want to press on with sanctions despite the anticipated formation of the TGNU

JUBA – United Nations Security Council (UNSC) are poised to lay out various sanctions facing individuals of the warring parties by the 15th of April, according to internal UN circular extended to the Upper Nile Times.

The circular bearing signatories of US and Britain is expected to be rolled out on April 16, depending on the changes in circumstances in the formation of the government of national unity in Juba. The document was organised shortly after the JMEC Chairman, Festus Mogae gave a briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the peace process in South Sudan about a week ago.

Based on short coming of the JMEC Chairman’s briefing, some council members feel that it should not be business as usual and so some sort of pressure have to be put in place by April 15 to make the two warring parties commit to what they have signed in August 2015.

The sanctions according to the circular targets only senior government officials as well as the rebels who are very close to either President Kiir or Dr Riek Machar.

South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity is expected to be formed shortly after the arrival of Dr Machar on the 18th April.



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