US curbs South Sudan visas over government delay

A travel visa. US says it will restrict visas to South Sudanese who undermine peace efforts in its latest protest over the long delay in formation of a unity government. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH

What you need to know:

  • Pompeo did not list the individuals who would be affected but said their immediate family members could also be denied visas.

  • The United States has been a key backer of the impoverished, largely Christian nation, which won independence in 2011 after years of conflict with then military rulers of Arab- and Muslim-dominated Sudan.

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