Op-Ed / / 09.19.20

The East African Op-ed: As Guns Fall Silent in Juba, Leaders Must Pull the Trigger on Dirty Cash

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The East African and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy, and Hilary Mossberg, Director of  Illicit Finance Policy.

The peace process in South Sudan has kept most of the guns silent between the two main protagonists over the past year, but core governance reforms that could help the country’s battered economy and build confidence among its population have seen little progress.

For example, joining the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), an inter-governmental body that promotes processes to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and other threats that undermine the integrity of the international financial system, will signal to investors and international donors that South Sudan is willing to take the difficult but necessary first steps to create a conducive environment for business by rooting out corruption…

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