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last update: december 24th, 2015

december 10th, 2015

Testimony of Board Member John Prendergast - Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership

Testimony of John Prendergast, Not On Our Watch board member, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership”, given on December 10, 2015.

 

Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and members of the committee, I’m grateful for the opportunity to testify about South Sudan at such a critical fork in the road for the youngest nation in the world. Working with the executive branch and through your actions, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has the opportunity to help this new country change course and make progress on implementing the hard-won peace agreement that was signed back in August. If these efforts fail, South Sudan will likely be plunged back into a full-scale civil war that surely would be – based on past experience – one of the world’s deadliest.

 

Follow the link for the full testimony.

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december 10th, 2015

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "From FIFA to Sudan, Let’s Make the World Unsafe for Kleptocracy"

This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in The Daily Beast.

 

The arrest of two FIFA officials last week in Switzerland was an important milestone for soccer’s governing body. The criminals who brought the organization to its knees are finally being removed and paying a price, paving the way for FIFA to begin rebuilding its tattered reputation and legitimacy.

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last updated january 7th, 2010

january 7th, 2010

Burmese whistle-blowers sentenced to death - BBC source

"Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned."

january 7th, 2010

Zimbabwe auctions diamonds, regulators watch

"Zimbabwe will begin auctioning diamonds from its controversial Marange fields on Thursday, state media reported, as the government moves to curb illegal trade and comply with international standards."

january 7th, 2010

Sudan Clashes Seen as Threat to Peace Treaty

"At least 140 people were killed in clashes in recent days in a remote corner of southern Sudan, a United Nations official said Thursday, deepening worries that the American-backed peace deal ending decades of war there could collapse amid spasms of ethnically motivated violence."

january 6th, 2010

Burmese video journalist jailed for 20 years: rights groups

"A Burmese court has handed down a 20-year jail term to a video journalist who worked with exiled media, rights groups said Wednesday, as the ruling junta continues its crackdown on dissent."

january 5th, 2010

Nestle reopens Zimbabwe factory

"Nestle, one of the world's largest food companies, has reopened its factory in Zimbabwe after receiving assurances from the government that its business will not be interfered with again, an official with the Swiss-based company said Tuesday."

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