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U.K. Serious Fraud Office Ends Investigation Into Bank Note Producer

The U.K.’s economic-crimes watchdog has ended its probe into bank note producer De La Rue PLC, saying Tuesday that the evidence in the case doesn’t meet the threshold for prosecution. The Serious Fraud Office said in July 2019 that it had opened an investigation into De La Rue… Read More

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

By Sandrine Gagné-Acoulon, OCCRP, 6 April 2020 OCCRP — 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-years-long civil war, warned a new report by The Sentry. The NGO was co-founded by… Read More

U.S. Goes From Support to Sanctions for African Ally

In the years since South Sudan declared independence in 2011, the U.S. has been its principal backer, supporting the government of the world’s newest nation despite its wars, rights abuses and corruption. Now, with the threat of famine looming after a series of missed deadlines for the country’s warring factions to form a unity government,… Read More
9th January 2020
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington’s latest move to pressure the country’s politicians to form a unity government. The Treasury Department said Gai arranged and directed the alleged killings of… Read More
3rd December 2019
As the sun sinks in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, a 29-year-old policeman has just finished his shift. Out of view of a busy street, he changes into civilian clothes before class at a nearby university. Abraham Malual Akol Dhel, a father of two, says he’s hoping to retrain into another… Read More
25th October 2019
Sanctions programs levied on some Sub-Saharan African countries could be made more effective by targeting specific networks rather than comprehensive sanctions against an entire country, a new report says. The report, published by policy advocacy group The Sentry on Thursday, evaluates the effectiveness of sanctions programs currently or previously… Read More
20th September 2019
A cabal of ruling elites and warlords in South Sudan have been propped up by a complex and global web of corruption that includes would-be American arms dealers, British business tycoons, and Chinese oil giants, according to a new report released on Thursday. The report, released by the Sentry,… Read More
31st May 2019
AP — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over objections from African nations, Russia and China that the measure won’t help promote peace. The U.S.-sponsored resolution received 10 “yes” votes — one more than the minimum required for… Read More
21st August 2017
A technical team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Khartoum on Saturday to follow-up on the donor fund to develop an anti-money laundering/counter terrorism funding system. According to the Sudanese network Al-Shorooq, the IMF team, which conducts its tenth visit to Khartoum, includes experts from Australia, Ireland, Canada… Read More
28th July 2017
The Bank of South Sudan on Thursday announced new monetary policies that seek to avert soaring inflation, regulate trading in foreign currency and combat money laundering and financial crime. Central Bank Governor Othom Rago Ajak told reporters that the bank is implementing major financial sector reform strategies it developed in… Read More
13th January 2017
The United States is set to announce the easing of some financial sanctions against Sudan on Friday for its recent efforts in helping tackle terrorism, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Read More
19th September 2016
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has been linked to the ongoing money laundering by corrupt government officials in South Sudan, including senior military leaders sanctioned by the United Nations in the wake of the civil war which erupted in December 2013. The US-based The Sentry organization in its report released in… Read More
20th June 2016
South Sudanese finance minister, David Deng Athorbei, has described financial allegations labeled against him as ‘baseless” and threatened to pursue legal measures against those he claimed were spreading “false lies.” The minister said he has read the stories of the allegations in the media, but denied having been involved in… Read More