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No evidence of sanctions against South Africa, gov says in wake...

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Presidential spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, has batted away suggestions that South Africa may be hit with international sanctions due to its non-aligned stance regarding the...

ISS: The AU prepares to wield the stick with more rigorous...

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The African Union (AU) decided in May this year to activate its Peace and Security Council (PSC) sanctions committee. Although established in 2009, the...

UN sanctions not blunt instruments

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United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) sanctions are no longer blunt instruments having transformed since the 1990s into “a vital tool” minimising negative consequences...

Four Burundians to be US sanction-free

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The US will lift restrictions on four Burundians it sanctioned in 2015 over violence in the country, the White House said. In 2015, the US...

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled vote

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West Africa’s main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions on Sunday against Mali’s transitional leaders after they informed the organisation they would not be...

France, EU push for Turkey sanctions

The European Parliament urged the EU to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan visited the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus. With 631...

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Iranian ‘cyber threat group’

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The United States has imposed sanctions on two Iranian entities and 45 associated individuals who carried out a malware campaign targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists...

Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

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Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

France, Germany, Italy threaten sanctions over arms for Libya

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The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a...

Iran dismisses new US sanctions as ‘fruitless and repetitive’

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Iran dismissed on Thursday new US sanctions on several Iranian officials, saying they were a sign of the complete inefficiency of Washington’s previous sanctions...

US imposes sanctions on South Sudan vice president

The US imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington’s latest...

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions

Iraq’s parliament called for US and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grows against the US killing of a top Iranian general...

Eastern DRC rebels sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others for serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture...

Egypt risks US sanctions over fighter deal

The United States could impose sanctions on Egypt and block future military sales if it goes ahead with a purchase of Russian warplanes, a...

Zimbabwe security minister sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister Owen Ncube over what it says is credible information of his involvement in “gross violations...

UN pushing to halt embargo violations in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating...

US Treasury puts sanctions on Guptas

The US Treasury sanctioned three Gupta family members, friends of former South African President Jacob Zuma accused of influence-peddling and a business associate for...

Sudan sees sanctions lifted soon

Sudan’s prime minister held useful talks with US officials while at the United Nations last week and was hopeful Khartoum could reach an agreement...

US sanctions on Sudan possible – State Department

A top US State Department official who deals with Sudan said Washington was considering all options, including sanctions, if there was more violence after...

US Zimbabwe sanctions extended

US President Donald Trump extended by a year sanctions against Zimbabwe saying the new government’s policies continue to pose an “unusual and extraordinary” threat...

EU renews DR Congo sanctions

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The European Union renewed sanctions against the ruling coalition's candidate for presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and 13 other...

US sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander

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The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Salah Badi, accusing him of undermining security by directing attacks on groups...

Danakali, other miners, welcome Eritrean sanctions lifting

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Danakali and other miners said a UN decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic...

UN lifts Eritrea sanctions

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The UN Security Council unanimously voted to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with...

Eritrea sanctions set to be lifted

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The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on...

Eritrean sanctions could be lifted

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The UN Security Council is considering lifting sanctions on Eritrea next week following rapprochement with Ethiopia, although some members want to maintain...

EU to renew DR Congo sanctions

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The European Union is set to renew sanctions in December on senior officials in Democratic Republic of Congo, including presidential candidate Emmanuel...

US sanctions on Zimbabwe to remain until reforms happen

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The US government will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe until President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government demonstrates it is "changing its ways," a senior...

UN aid chief backs stepping up South Sudan sanctions

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A top UN aid official backs a decision by major powers to renew sanctions on South Sudanese leaders and consider imposing asset...

Some South Sudan sanctions extended

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The UN Security Council voted to renew some sanctions on South Sudan through mid-July and consider imposing travel bans and asset freezes...

US wants sanctions against South Sudan ministers and officials

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The United States has proposed the UN Security Council impose sanctions against several South Sudanese ministers and officials, accusing them of obstructing...

Some U.S. allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

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U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms...

First names for Mali sanctions to come from France

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France will propose the first names to be blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council for violating or obstructing Mali's 2015 peace...

Swiss sanctions for Kabila allies

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Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila amid a...

US sanctions against Ansarul Islam

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The United States has imposed sanctions on Burkina Faso-based Ansarul Islam, calling the militant group a terrorism threat. This comes after a string...

ECOWAS sanctions imposed on top Guinea-Bissau residents

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes accusing them of...

US sanctions four involved in DR Congo violence

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The United States issued sanctions targeting four military and militia leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo for engaging in "destabilising activity"...

AU joins calls for South Sudan sanctions

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The African Union is open to imposing sanctions on leaders violating ceasefires in South Sudan, joining a growing chorus of officials who...

Those breaking South Sudan peace deal face sanctions

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An internationally backed ceasefire monitoring team in South Sudan has asked the UN Security Council to say whether leaders violating a peace...

US sanctions two Africans over ivory, weapons trade

The US Treasury Department blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Central African Republic through illegal...

First foreign currency comes into Sudan as sanctions end

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For the first time in 20 years Sudan started receiving foreign currency inflows, the central bank said on Wednesday, days after the...

ISS: Are sanctions working in Sudan?

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It's remarkable how quickly the tables have turned in the Sudans. Just a few years ago the infant state of South Sudan...

U.S. lifts Sudan sanctions, wins commitment against arms deals with North...

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The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and...

Sudan expecting US to lift sanctions

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Sudan expects the United States to lift economic sanctions as Khartoum has met the required conditions, a Sudanese minister said, days before...

Three South Sudan officials blacklisted by Trump administration

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The Trump administration imposed sanctions against two senior South Sudanese officials and the country's former army chief in a warning to the...

UN sanctions regime for Mali

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The UN Security Council this week established a sanctions regime on Mali, introducing a travel ban and assets freeze for individuals and...

Sudan looking forward to normal ties with the US

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Sudan's foreign minister said his country, which has been under US sanctions for 20 years, was looking forward to the restoration of...

Sudan/US co-operation will continue

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Sudan will continue to co-operate with the United States, including on intelligence sharing, even though it halted the work of a committee...

Sudan halts US talks after sanction decision postponed

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has halted until October 12 the work of a committee formed with the United States to negotiate relief...

US threatens further sanctions on DR Congo

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The United States threatened further targeted unilateral sanctions on anyone who hinders Democratic Republic of Congo's already delayed preparations for an election...