News / / 12.15.18

Economist: South Sudan’s neighbours help launder the loot from its civil war

“I am not a rich man,” pleaded Paul Malong, the ex-chief of South Sudan’s army, in an interview on Kenyan television. Shaking his head, he denied having plundered state coffers or being responsible for war crimes committed by his troops. “I am just a family man,” he explained.

Really? The un Security Council says he is implicated in the torture, abductions, rape and mass killings by men under his command. The Sentry, a watchdog backed by George Clooney, an actor, says that Mr Malong owns at least two big houses in Uganda and a $2m mansion in a gated community in Nairobi…

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