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Pressure mounts on Salva Kiir to immediately intervene on pollution in South Sudan

Pressure mounts on South Sudan’s president to take immediate action on oil pollution by Joseph Oduha | We Are WitnessJune 30, 2019 “The unabated pollution in the Upper Nile oil fields is gravely endangering the lives of thousands of people living there,” states Reec Malua-Akumric, the noted South Sudanese lawyer and human rights advocate. Mr. …

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30 years in jail for former South Sudanese petroleum minister?

Time for truth in South Sudan’s oil sector.Sweeping criminal investigation launched of South Sudan’s former petroleum minister By Joseph Oduha | We Are Witness June 30, 2019 Conspiracy to defraud.” “Bribery.” “Corruption.” “Abuse of office”. The list of the charges levied against Ezekiel Gatkuoth Lol by the government of South Sudan is long and grave. …

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South Sudan activists question government’s promise to end oil pollution

By Joseph Oduha June 25, 2019 The government of South Sudan recently made a sweeping commitment: to put an end  to oil pollution in the country – with this especially applying to the areas in and around the oil fields in the north.  Keleuel Agok, an exiled member of the South Sudan Human Rights Defenders association, …

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Oil pollution alert from South Sudan’s environment minister

On World Environment day 2019: Searing criticisms of government and oil companies by Francis Michael Gwang, We Are WitnessJune 5, 2019 Oil pollution is widespread in South Sudan. The country’s government is well aware of it, and of the extensive damaging of health resulting from it. Despite this, the government has failed to take action …

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Kor Chop Leek’s urgent pleas to the government of South Sudan

When we neglect our environment, we neglect our health, when we neglect our health, we violate our rights to live healthily and safely. As such our right to live longer is shortened. I’m not an environmentalist nor an environmental activist, but I’m a concerned citizen of this country who believe that, when environment is properly …

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“Oil pollution is destroying us” – eyewitnesses reports

Residents in Ruweng state demand services from oil companies Author: Garang Abraham  “Oil pollution is destroying us” – eyewitnesses reports to South Sudan’s Eye Radio Residents of Ruweng state say oil companies operating in the state are not providing them services as required by law and that there is massive pollution in the area. Last …

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News flash: urgent, utterly heartbreaking petition received from CSO in Bentiu

From: People’s Initiative Development OrganizationTo: Honorable Major General Dr. Joseph Monytuil Wejang Governor of Northern Liech State, Bentiu Re: Request for urgent intervention to address the environmental pollution caused by oil spillage We the undersigned present to you the following petition:We are writing to bring to your attention the leakage from oil wells located on …

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PARTNER WITH POLLUTER – Daimler

The German automotive corporation Daimler AG is partnering with Petronas in Formula 1 racing – Mercedes AMG Petronas. Money spent by Petronas for Formula 1 is exactly the amount needed to give victims in South Sudan clean water. https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/24042/mercedes-amg-petronas-f1-team-spent-over-400-million-in-2017-report