How South Sudan’s leaders robbed their country – and nearly got away with it

by Karin Zeitvogel

Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Government of Southern Sudan. Photo: UN/Jenny Rockett
Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Government of Southern Sudan.  Around $4 billion has been “lost” in the 11 years since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, with most coming from oil revenues.  Download full report (66 page PDF). Photo: UN/Jenny Rockett

South Sudan’s political and military leaders have bled their country dry to fuel extravagant lifestyles and fund a war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and forced millions to flee their homes, says the Washington-based conflict investigative group, The Sentry, co-founded by actor George Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast.