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AU Joins Growing Chorus Demanding Sanctions on South Sudan War

The African Union said on Monday it is open to imposing sanctions on leaders violating ceasefires in South Sudan, joining a growing chorus of officials who say those prolonging the conflict must be punished. "We need to act against those who, with impunity, are continuing to massacre their peaceful populations," the head of the African Union commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, told reporters at the AU Summit on Monday. Oil-rich South Sudan has been wracked by civil war since...

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