South Sudan Corruption

South Sudan again ranked one of the most corrupt

South Sudan yet again ranked one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Big Oil’s pollution of water, government, environment, is a big reason why. According to official reports, all current political leaders, most responsible for mass killings and rapes across South Sudan, have amassed enormous wealth though illegal means. Family members and friends of both the current president Salva Kiir and his main rival and former vice president Riek Machar own properties worth in millions of dollars, drive luxury cars and stay at expensive hotels all over the world. Although the primary corruption legislation, the Southern Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission Act

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South Sudan Corruption

South Sudan – one of the most corrupt countries

South Sudan ranked one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Big Oil’s pollution of water, government, environment big reason why. South Sudan officially declared independence in 2011. That, following long-standing conflicts with its parent country, Sudan, which gained its independence in 1956. Between the mid-1950s and now, conflicts in the region have resulted in the deaths of as many as 2.5 million people, or so the CIA contends. South Sudan now stands as an independent republic, composed of 10 states. A nation still in its infancy, South Sudan does not have the traditional long-standing government structures in place that many

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South Sudan UN Report

South Sudan is the world’s most suffering

It’s official – South Sudan is the world’s most suffering, says the UN’s World Happiness Report 2017.  Civil War, Crime and Famine Plague South Sudan Civil war erupted in South Sudan shortly after it gained independence in 2011; high crime rates and food shortages — that eventually became famine — followed. Suffering rates in the new country increased significantly from 33% in 2014 to 47% in 2016 — the highest level of suffering worldwide. According to the most recent Gallup data, more than four in 10 (46%) South Sudanese in 2016 report having money or property stolen in the past

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Statement from Maude Barlow

Statement from Maude Barlow, one of the world’s most respected “water evangelists” Water pollution is deadly. Oil-rich South Sudan is showing us how deadly. As The Lancet PR eloquently documents, water pollution has become one of the worst killers of humanity. This especially holds true in South Sudan, whose main problem is wastes spewing out of oil fields. Proof that these wastes are behind South Sudan’s fourth-worst-in-the-world rate of water pollution-caused deaths has been provided by the scientists gathering data on-site. This data is presented in a new report, which is must reading for all environmentalists and other friends of South

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Sara Hylton

What War Can’t Destroy

Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high. In South Sudan, street photography is essentially illegal. It is another casualty of the civil war. Young, fit, twitchy soldiers are everywhere, ready to crack down on anyone who pulls out a camera. No reasons are ever given and no laws are on the books specifically banning photography, but security services across the country have arrested photographers and roughed them up for taking even the most innocent pictures, like a shot of women baking bread. It wasn’t always like this,

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Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey’s statement

Hero of the Environment Nnimmo Bassey: “First Nigeria, now South Sudan: fatal consequences for Africa from oil’s pollution of continent’s water” The situation in Africa is truly worrisome. What is even more troubling is that, despite reports like the attached “Oil pollution’s killing of South Sudan”, actions are not being taken to address oil’s dumping of its wastes into the continent’s water and on to its land. Nigeria’s pollution debacle continues. Thousands of barrels of ‘produced water’ – laden with heavy metals and other poisons – are being dumped daily into the environs of the oil fields located in the

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Rescuing children in the rainy season

23.10.2017 Autumn’s rains bring badly-needed water to South Sudan – and, unfortunately, malaria, pneumonia and other water-thriving diseases. Frequent victims of these diseases are children already savagely weakened by malnutrition. Clinics supported by Sign of Hope, a Germany-based NGO, have devoted themselves to rescuing these children. Here is the story of one such rescue. Abeny Marial is a year old. She is – quite obviously – sick and hungry. Her body bears the marks of malaria and malnutrition, including the characteristically bulbous stomach. She is also shivering with cold. It’s the rainy season in South Sudan, and the season’s relatively

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War crimes shouldn’t pay: the report in the Sentry

Oil’s polluting of politics and environment in South Sudan: the authoritative report in The Sentry. Foreword by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry Co-Founders. After nearly two years of following the money underwriting South Sudan’s war economy, this report represents the first public release of the findings of The Sentry’s investigation into the links between public corruption and armed conflict. The Sentry’s investigation has generated substantial information indicating that top officials ultimately responsible for mass atrocities in South Sudan have at the same time managed to accumulate fortunes, despite modest government salaries. Some have been involved in questionable business

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Fleeing South Sudan

Fleeing South Sudan – ‘My mother was abducted, my brother killed, I was raped and now I am pregnant’. Tears roll down Eva’s face as she recalls the moment she was raped at gunpoint in war-torn South Sudan, while she and her sister tried to flee to Uganda. Her agony does not stop as she speaks about her pregnancy, something that the white-and-pink dress she is wearing fails to conceal. Eva is 16 and she is among more than one million children who have fled South Sudan since the country descended into civil war in 2013. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fleeing-south-sudan-my-mother-was-abducted-my-brother-killed-i-was-raped-now-i-am-pregnant-1631016

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