News / / 11.01.19

Anadolu Agency: Despite other rich resources, South Sudan’s oil may fuel war

“Oil revenues and income from other natural resources have continued to fund the [South Sudan civil] war, enabling its continuation and the resulting human rights violations,” according to The Sentry, a website focused on “dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers.”

The Petroleum Ministry funded food, fuel, and satellite phone airtime and sent money to militias accused of attacking civilians, the website added.

“They have used the country’s oil to buy weapons, fund deadly militias, and hire companies owned by political insiders to support military operations that have resulted in horrific atrocities and war crimes,” J.R. Mailey, who leads special investigations at The Sentry, said in a statement…

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