Investigation links global oil giants and influential westerners to South Sudan war Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 2, 2021

A global link of facilitators, benefactors and influencers who benefit, directly or indirectly, from the war in South Sudan, has been exposed, following a painstaking investigation by The Sentry organization

Since 2013, the world’s youngest country has been thrown into a civil war in what many term a man-made humanitarian crisis.

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The Sentry investigation shows how corporations have profited from the country’s civil war, and the links between armed groups, global oil giants, as well as British and American citizens.

Titled, “The Taking of South Sudan”, the report names tycoons, brokers, and multinational corporations that are complicit in hijacking the world’s newest nation.

“The men who liberated South Sudan proceeded to hijack the country’s fledgling governing institutions, loot its resources, and launched a war in 2013 that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions of people,” an executive summary of the report reads.

“They did not act alone. The South Sudanese politicians and military officials ravaging the world’s newest nation received essential support from individuals and corporations from across the world who have reaped profits from those dealings. Nearly every instance of confirmed or alleged corruption or financial crime in South Sudan examined by The Sentry has involved links to an international corporation, a multinational bank, a foreign government or high-end real estate abroad…. the extent to which external actors have been complicit in the taking of South Sudan.”

Naming and shaming those benefiting from the war, the report notes that benefactors have pocketed billions of dollars and will reap more so long as the war rages on.

“The local kleptocrats and their international partners—from Chinese-Malaysian oil giants and British tycoons to networks of traders from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, and Uganda—have accumulated billions of dollars. The country’s natural resources have been plundered, lethal militia and military units responsible for atrocities have received financing and kleptocrats have lined their pockets with untold billions of dollars allocated by government programs meant to improve the livelihood of some of the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world.”

Released on September 2019, the report profiles international actors who have provided direct support to South Sudanese perpetrators of violence; actors who have formed private businesses with top South Sudanese officials responsible for human rights abuses and international actors who have benefited from major public procurement scandals in South Sudan. 

Read the full report here

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AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.

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