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New Report Warns South Sudan Peace Deal Does Not Address Primary Cause of War

In a new Enough Project policy report published today, authors John Prendergast and Brian Adeba detail how the September 12 peace deal signed between the South Sudan government and opposition does not address the root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and a violent kleptocratic system that incentivizes conflict and undermines peace processes ...
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Terrain Hotel Verdict Should Stoke International Pressure for Justice in South Sudan

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Last week, a verdict handed down by a South Sudanese military court sparked international media buzz. Rightly so: amidst protracted armed conflict, in which thousands of women have reported being raped by government soldiers, it was a rare moment of accountability for atrocities in South Sudan ...
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The Daily Beast Op-ed: In South Sudan, A Peace Deal Without Peace

This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Brian Adeba ...
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South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict September 12, 2018 – The peace deal signed today in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant flaws, including failing to address the looting by leaders of state resources and revenues. These shortcomings could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war. John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: "Today’s peace deal lacks meaningful checks and balances on a presidency that already wields immense powers, which are primarily ...
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South Sudanese General Travels to China Despite UN Travel Ban

Inquiries by The Sentry have just revealed that General Gabriel Jok Riak, South Sudan’s top military commander, likely traveled in violation of his UN travel ban. The Sentry has now been able to confirm that General Jok Riak did not receive an official waiver from the UN when he visited China last month for the first China-Africa Defense & Security Forum ...
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South Sudan: U.N. Security Council Votes for Arms Embargo, Renews Sanctions, Designates Two More Individuals

oday, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019. The Security Council also designated two individuals: Paul Malong Awan, the former Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army, and Malek Ruben Riak, former Deputy Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army ...
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The Sentry Urges Kenyan and Ugandan Authorities to Target Real Estate Connected to South Sudan Officials

As U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker meets with officials and banks in Nairobi to urge action against corruption and money laundering linked to war in South Sudan, properties of concern identified in The Sentry’s 2016 report have still not faced official investigations by Kenya or Uganda ...
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Delaying Consequences Emboldens Peace Spoilers in South Sudan

On Thursday May 31st, the UN Security Council voted to renew the sanctions regime on South Sudan for 45 days but refrained from sanctioning six high-level political and military leaders with command and control responsibilities pending a review of compliance to the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement signed at the recently concluded High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ...
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John Prendergast Provides an Update on South Sudan on NPR Weekend Edition

Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to John Prendergast about U.S. humanitarian aid to South Sudan and the current situation for people caught in the brutal war ...
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John Prendergast Testifies to Congress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Urges Network Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Address War Linked to Grand Corruption

Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, in a hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.” ...
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