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Barack Obama

Announces Central African sanctions

13 May, 2014

The President orders sanctions against five people for threatening stability and stoking sectarian violence in the Central African Republic. He signs an executive order that opens the door for the U.S. to sanction additional individuals in the future. He also declares the situation in the country a national emergency. White House spokesman Jay Carney says:

The sanctions send a message that the U.S. won’t tolerate impunity for those responsible for violence.