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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...

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