News / / 04.06.20

OCCRP: NGO: South Sudan’s Graft-ridden Gold Mining Threatens the Peace

Family members of top government officials are involved in South Sudan’s corrupt gold mining sector which is booming and threatening the fragile peace that ended the five-year-long civil war, warned a new report by The Sentry.

The NGO was co-founded by actor George Clooney with the mission to investigate money related to African war criminals. It found links between 32 mining companies and members of Salva Kiir’s inner circle, such as his daughter, the son of former vice-president James Wani Igga or the deputy defense minister. The military also allegedly has strong mining interests…

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