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US extends National Emergency Declaration on South Sudan

By No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper


The United States has extended the national emergency declaration on South Sudan for an additional year.

The initial declaration was made on April 3, 2014, through Executive Order 13664, invoking the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

In a statement seen by this outlet, the US said the situation in and around South Sudan has been characterized by activities that pose an unusual and extraordinary threat, including widespread violence, atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations.

It said these factors have significantly impacted the peace, security, and stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region.

“For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 3, 2014, must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2024.  Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664,” the statement said.

This means that the national emergency declaration, which was set to expire on April 3, 2024, will now remain in effect for an additional year.


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