January 8, 2020 / 3:40 PM / 2 months ago

United States imposes sanctions on South Sudanese vice president

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington’s latest move to pressure the country’s politicians to form a unity government.

Washington accused Taban Deng Gai of involvement in serious human rights abuse, including the disappearance and deaths of civilians, and of extending conflict in the African country. (Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Susan Heavey)

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