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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.
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"President Barack Obama will meet leaders of Southeast Asian nations, including Burma, in a high-level affirmation of Washington's new policy of engaging the military-ruled country despite its dismal human rights record."
"The trial of key Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett was adjourned in the Harare High Court Monday so the judge can deliberate the admissibility of evidence allegedly gathered through torture."
"US envoys who paid a rare visit to Burma say the new dialogue will be slow and cautious, but the junta's plans to hold 2010 elections are casting a shadow that could disrupt the delicate process."
"Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called off his party's boycott of the unity government with President Robert Mugabe.
Mr. Tsvangirai said he was giving Mr. Mugabe 30 days to implement the power-sharing agreement on 'the pertinent issues we are concerned about.'"
"China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's top oil producer, has kicked off construction of a pipeline across Burma that should give the Asian giant quicker access to oil supplies."