South Sudan slams the AU and the US call for sanctions as blocking peace

South Sudan has slammed the African Union and The United States for calling for all-out sanctions against those blocking the peace process in the country. African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki said during the continental body's annual summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that it was time for sanctions to be imposed on individuals blocking peace. Faki's remarks came just days after the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said South Sudan's government was an unfit partner for peace. Oil-rich South Sudan has been wrecked by civil war since 2013, when troops loyal to President Salva Kiir clashed with troops loyal to then-Vice President Riek Machar. Since then, the conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives, slashed oil production and driven about a third of the population of twelve-million from their homes. According to Jada Natana, Ambassador of South Sudan to South Africa, sanctions will only make the situation even worse..
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