• About Ben Whitford

    Ben Whitford is a British journalist based in Chicago. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a Fulbright scholar, he has written for the Guardian, Newsweek, Slate, Mother Jones, and many other publications.

    UN’s South Sudan Experts Criticized for Weapons Claims Amid Larger Problems

    by  • July 11, 2017 • Africa, Geopolitics, Peace and Security, Security Council • 

    A hard-hitting report published in April 2017 by the United Nations Security Council sanctions panel monitoring South Sudan was potentially marred by weakly sourced allegations about arms sales from Egypt and elsewhere, according to a senior Egyptian diplomat and two former UN sanctions experts. The perceived flaws in the South Sudan panel’s work are...

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