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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.
"Sudanese warplanes and artillery pounded insurgents in the troubled western region of Darfur on Saturday, said a rebel spokesman whose group has refused to attend upcoming peace talks in Qatar."
"Southern Sudan’s leader, Salva Kiir, will run for president of the semi-autonomous region instead of challenging Umar al-Bashir for the presidency of Sudan in April elections, a spokeswoman for his party said."
"The prosecution's key witness in the Zimbabwe trial that has strained the country's coalition government took the stand Thursday, saying he was tortured into falsely implicating the prime minister's aide on trial."
"Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the ruling junta's liaison officer Friday, officials and her party said, in the latest sign of dialogue between the two sides."
"Key southern African leaders gathered in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Thursday for a special summit on the political crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar."