U.S. Imposes More Sanctions on South Sudan Fighters

By Stephen Levy

The U.S. Treasury placed additional sanctions on commanders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan on September 18th, according to Reuters. The U.S. condemned the two for “engaging in reprehensible violence”. The two sanctioned commanders were James Koang Chuol, a former member of the military who now supports the rebels, and Santino Deng Wol, a general for the army. The sanctions come as the political and ethnic conflict enters its tenth month despite two previous attempts at a ceasefire.