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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 12th, 2009

november 12th, 2009

Zimbabwe: More Students Arrested in Bindura

"Four more students were arrested on Monday at Zimbabwe's Bindura University, in what appears to be an intensifying clampdown on student activists in the country."

november 12th, 2009

US Urges Asian Nations to Push Burma on Elections

"The United States Wednesday urged Asian nations to pressure Burma to hold free and fair elections next year, ahead of a historic summit involving President Barack Obama and the junta's premier."

november 11th, 2009

Obama to Meet Burma, Other ASEAN Leaders

"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."

november 11th, 2009

Mugabe Opponent Bennett's Trial Adjourned

"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."

november 6th, 2009

Update: Burma Vote Plan Clouds New US Dialogue

"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."

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