South Sudan accuses US of blocking path to country's peace

2018-05-09 20:26

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

South Sudan's government is accusing the United States of obstructing peace in response to a US threat to cut off humanitarian aid amid a five-year civil war.

Wednesday's statement from President Salva Kiir's office also accuses the Trump administration of interfering in South Sudan's affairs ahead of peace talks that resume May 17.

The US is the top aid donor to South Sudan, but on Tuesday it said it would review its hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance if the East African nation's conflict grinds on.

The US says it has given over $3.2bn in humanitarian assistance since the conflict broke out in December 2013.

The South Sudan statement also accuses the armed opposition of blocking the path to peace by putting forward what it calls impractical proposals.

* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    south sudan  |  east africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.