UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

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South Sudanese refugees are crossing by foot the Kibali Bridge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UNHCR partially rehabilitated the bridge which was in a state of disrepair in order to make possible the relocation. Photo: UNHCR/Gloria Ramazani

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

The draft resolution tabled by the United States on Friday received 7 votes in favour and 8 abstentions; each member of the Council has one vote.

Tens and thousands of people have died and more than three million have been forced into exile since the conflict erupted in Africa's youngest nation three years ago.

Jocelyne Sambira has the details.

Duration: 3’23”

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