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march 14th, 2018

The Key to Making Peace in Africa: Fighting Corruption Can Help End Conflict


Note: This piece originally appeared in Foreign Affairs, and was written by George Clooney and John Prendergast.

In December 2013, competing factions of South Sudan’s ruling party plunged the country into a horrific civil war as they fought over the spoils of the world’s newest state. Now in its fourth year, the conflict has ravaged the economy, resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, brought hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine, and displaced more than four million people, making this Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. And yet, amid all the suffering, a small clique of government elites and their cronies inside and outside South Sudan have benefited financially from the fighting, siphoning off the country’s oil wealth and storing the money in their private bank accounts and in luxury real estate in neighboring countries.

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march 5th, 2018

Fueling Atrocities: Oil and War in South Sudan


Note: This brief was originally published on The Sentry.


South Sudan’s elite is using the country’s oil wealth to get rich and terrorize civilians, according to documents reviewed in an ongoing investigation by The Sentry.

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last updated october 22nd, 2009

october 22nd, 2009

Update: Burma Says Senior US Official to Visit Next Week

"A senior US official will visit Burma next week in line with Washington's new policy of engaging the military-ruled Southeast Asian nation, a Foreign Ministry official said Thursday."

october 22nd, 2009

UN Slams Burma Rights Ills

"Human rights violations in Burma are alarming, UN rights envoys said on Thursday."

october 21st, 2009

Report: Burma Timber Still Smuggled to China

"There has been a sharp decline in timber illegally imported into China from Burma, but smugglers are still supplying Chinese companies that export the wood to Europe, America and throughout the world, an environmental watchdog agency said Wednesday."

october 21st, 2009

Zimbabwe Must Not Be Allowed to Return to Instability: Zuma

"Zimbabwe must not be allowed to return to instability, South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday after talks with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who has cut ties within his unity government."

october 21st, 2009

US to Send Mission to Burma

"The United States said Wednesday it would send a rare mission to Burma in the coming weeks as it pursues engagement with the reclusive regime."

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