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last update: march 16th, 2018

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 november 5th, 2009

november 5th, 2009

Update: Southern African Leaders to Meet on Zimbabwe Crisis

"Southern African regional leaders meet Thursday in the Mozambican capital Maputo for a summit aimed at reviving the troubled power-sharing agreement in Zimbabwe, deadlocked for nearly three weeks."

november 5th, 2009

Update: US Will Not Lift Burma Sanctions

"The United States, although embarking on a new policy of engagement, will not lift its sanctions on Burma unless its ruling generals make concrete progress toward democratic reform, a senior US diplomat said Thursday."

november 5th, 2009

Update: Zimbabwe Escapes Diamond Sale Ban

"Zimbabwe has escaped suspension from the Kimberly process--the certification scheme which regulates the sale of so-called blood diamonds."

november 4th, 2009

Update: Africa’s Diamond Trade Under Scrutiny

"The viability of an effort endorsed by the United Nations to halt the trading of the so-called blood diamonds that have fueled conflicts across Africa is on the line this week, and the test case is Zimbabwe."

november 4th, 2009

Southern Africa Urged to Pressure Mugabe on ‘Abuses’

"Southern African leaders will hold talks tomorrow on the political impasse in Zimbabwe, amid calls by human-rights activists to press President Robert Mugabe’s party to end rights abuses."

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