A spokesman for President Kiir, Ateny Wek Ateny, told Al Jazeera that the allegations in the report were “completely rubbish” and threatened to take the report’s authors to court. Its authors saidit had taken almost two years to complete.
The post South Sudan leader denies getting rich off civil war appeared first onPBS NewsHour. Countless villages have been burnt to the ground, nearly half the population relies on food assistance to survive, and human rights organizations say government and rebel forces have frequently used rape as a weapon of war.
Sentry contends that the conflict in the country was really a struggle for power and control of state assets, like oil.
The Nation Mirror was ordered to close a day after publishing a front page story on a corruption report into senior figures in the country’s political and military establishment.
But fierce clashes erupted in Juba on July 8 between Kiir’s guards and troops loyal to Machar, who is now in Khartoum receiving medical treatment.
With more than 300 people killed and soldiers specifically targeting worldwide aid workers, the United Nations is now increasing the pressure on Pres. Salva Kiir.
A South Sudan newspaper says the government ordered its shutdown the day itpublished a front-page story on a us -based watchdog group’s investigation into corruption by top officials.
There was no immediate government comment, and it was not immediately clear how long the closure would last.
South Sudan National security members ride on their truck as they protect internally displaced people during a reallocation at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) compound at the UN House in Jebel, in South Sudan’s capital Juba, August 31, 2016.
The majority of refugees registered with the UNHCR crossed the border into Uganda (a total of 143,164 people), and others went to Kenya, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR).
On Monday, Hollywood actor George Clooney and rights activist John Prendergast released detailed research on South Sudanese corruption compiled by their watchdog group The Sentry.
“South Sudan’s top officials have benefited both financially and politically from the continuing war and atrocities committed within their country”.
The fighting that erupted in July between supporters of President Salva Kiir and then-Vice President Riek Machar “has shattered hopes for a real breakthrough and triggered new waves of displacement and suffering”, Dobbs said.