The African Union (AU) has said that it is considering imposing sanctions on leaders in South Sudan frustrating the peace progress of the African nation.
AU Commission chairman Mussa Faki Mahamat who spoke while meeting Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi said that IGAD states should remain on course in pushing for peace and stability in South Sudan.
Mr. Mahamat said the AU was considering imposing sanctions on leaders who will appear to be frustrating the South Sudan peace process and appreciated Kenya’s unwavering support to regional peace and stability.
In February, the African Union Commission (AUC) chairman who spoke during a meeting of African leaders in Ethiopia said that time had come to slap sanctions on South Sudanese leaders who block peace efforts.
Tens of thousands have died and nearly four million South Sudanese have been driven from their homes, while millions are going hungry in a humanitarian crisis that has been worsened by the prolonged conflict.