The United Nations Security Council narrowly approved an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday.
South Sudan’s parliament has extended President Salva Kiir’s mandate until 2021 in the war-torn country.
South Sudan’s main rebel group has denied claims by a government that a new peace deal has been reached.
Lawmakers in South Sudan have submitted a proposal for the extension of Salva Kiir’s presidency until 2021.
Earlier this week, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal, promising to bring an end to the country’s civil war that has killed as many as 300,000 people and crippled the nation’s economy.
Chairman of the African Union (AU) Dr Mousa Faki Mahamat is calling for action to be taken against South Sudan’s leaders following another ceasefire violation in the world’s youngest nation.
South Sudan’s latest peace deal broke down on Saturday when government troops clashed with rebel forces, hours after a “permanent” ceasefire was implemented.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Macher have signed a peace deal after talks initially broke down last week.
South Sudan’s top rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed to attend talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir next week.
South Sudan on Thursday announced a deal with Sudan to repair a number of oil facilities destroyed by conflict in a bid to boost oil production.
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