South Sudan accepts four thousand more UN peacekeepers
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 5, 2016
South Sudan has agreed to allow four thousand additional UN peacekeepers enter the country, after first rejecting the regional protection force as a breach of national sovereignty. The announcement late on Sunday came after a meeting in the capital, Juba, between President Salva Kiir and ambassadors from the UN Security Council’s fifteen member states.
The threat of an arms embargo on South Sudan loomed over the meeting amid warnings by the Security Council, which had approved the deployment of the protection force in mid-August, that it would pursue such action if the government in Juba did not accept the additional peacekeepers.