News / / 09.12.16

Wall Street Journal: South Sudan Leaders Sending Millions in Ill-Gotten Wealth Abroad, Report Says

South Sudan’s leaders have transferred millions of dollars of ill-gotten wealth outside the country while waging a civil war that has left nearly half the country’s people homeless or in urgent need of humanitarian aid, an anti-corruption group said Monday.

President Salva Kiir and some his top associates, along with Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president, have invested millions of dollars in real estate in Kenya, Uganda and Australia, according to a report by the Sentry, which investigates corruption and organized crime in Africa, following a two-year probe. The watchdog group was founded by Hollywood actor George Clooney and John Prendergast, a former official in the Clinton administration.

Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.