Aid move­ment al­lowed

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD -

New York: South Sudan’s Pres­i­dent Salva Kiir has or­dered that hu­man­i­tar­ian aid con­voys be al­lowed to move freely around the coun­try, two weeks af­ter the United States said it had lost trust in his gov­ern­ment and threat­ened to pull sup­port.

The Novem­ber 9 or­der came two weeks af­ter US Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley met with

Kiir in Juba. She was the first mem­ber of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s cab­i­net to visit South Sudan, which spi­raled into civil war in late 2013, two years af­ter gain­ing in­de­pen­dence from Sudan.

Ha­ley said Wash­ing­ton had lost trust in Kiir’s gov­ern­ment for fuel­ing the civil war, and de­manded that Kiir al­low full and con­sis­tent hu­man­i­tar­ian aid ac­cess. — Reuters

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