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South Sudan

  • Swedish Oil Execs Indicted for Complicity in War Crimes

    In a rare case for a Western company, two top executives from Lundin Energy of Sweden were indicted on Thursday for complicity in grave war crimes committed in Sudan between 1999 and 2003, when the Sudanese army allegedly indiscriminately killed civilians to pave way for Lundin’s oil exploration, prosecutors argue.

  • African Economies Haunted by Oil-Backed Loans as Traders Call in Debts

    Controversial deals that offered quick cash in exchange for future oil production are eating up government budgets.

    South Sudan's former Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, visits the Al-Nar oil fields north of Bentiu, South Sudan, in April 2019South Sudan's former Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, visits the Al-Nar oil fields north of Bentiu, South Sudan, in April 2019. (Credit: Jok Solomun/Reuters)

  • NGO: South Sudan’s Graft-ridden Gold Mining Threatens the Peace

    Family members of top government officials are involved in South Sudan’s corrupt gold mining sector which is booming and threatening the fragile peace that ended the five-year-long civil war, warned a new report by The Sentry

  • As South Sudan Seeks Funds for Peace, a Billion Dollar Spending Spree

    South Sudan is spending well beyond its means, even as it says its efforts to move on from a devastating civil war are being stifled by a lack of funding. At the same time, a series of elaborate government contracts worth $1.4 billion appear to have benefitted three businessmen with links to the president’s office.

  • The Sentry Report: Time to Stop Al-Cardinal

    Sudanese businessman Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, known as Al-Cardinal, remains “a major enabler of corruption and violence for President Salva Kiir’s government,” claims the latest investigative report byThe Sentry.

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