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 2009 and the South Sudan Penal Code Act 2008, cover a wide range of corruption offences, gifts and bribery are still widespread in all sectors of the economy in South Sudan.