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U.S. imposes sanctions on South Sudanese vice president

Reuters Wednesday, 8 January 2020
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington's latest move to pressure the country's politicians to form a unity government.
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