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This op-ed was originally published in The Economist, and co-authored by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast.
Tackling corruption is the key to peace in South Sudan and beyond, argue George Clooney and John Prendergast, co-founders, The Sentry
The world’s newest country, South Sudan, could have been holding its first free elections in 2017. Instead, it faces another year of strife. In the latest phase of the cyclical conflict that has plagued its people for decades, tens of thousands have died, 5m people face hunger or starvation and 1m have become refugees. Yet cleverer global action—especially involving Western banks—can stop the rot.
2-year investigation reveals networks fueling one of the world’s deadliest conflict zones implicating president, deposed vice president, international banks, arms dealers, multinational oil and mining companies
Today, The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast, presented a new, groundbreaking report “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.” Clooney and Prendergast joined fellow board member Don Cheadle and lead investigators at the National Press Club in Washington DC to present findings of a two-year investigation into South Sudan’s shadowy war economy and its links to a network of international facilitators, including bankers, arms dealers, and multinational oil and mining companies.The report implicates South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, who as rival leaders have been responsible for a civil war that has wreaked havoc on their nation.
"International aid agencies and the Government of Zimbabwe today appealed for $378 million to support humanitarian and early recovery efforts in the Southern African country over the next year, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced today."
"The U.S. special envoy to Sudan voiced concern on Thursday about rising ethnic violence in its southern region and said Washington would step up efforts to help curb fighting ahead of nationwide elections next year."
"A former top U.N. investigator on Thursday accused the Obama administration of failing to enforce a five-year-old arms embargo in Darfur, Sudan, and said weapons continue to flow into the region."
"The German ambassador to Zimbabwe says Western countries and major international financial institutions have changed their engagement with the country's inclusive government during the past few months. The countries, who have aligned themselves in a group they call Friends of Zimbabwe, have established ways to begin financing the rebuilding of the country's shattered infrastructure."
"Military-ruled Burma's supreme court has agreed to hear an appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said Friday."