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South Sudan: Support Use of Robust Financial Tools on Actors Highlighted in Sentry Report

The South Sudanese politicians and military officials ravaging the world newest nation did not act alone. In September 2019, The Sentry published a groundbreaking investigative report exposing individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom, Asia, United States and elsewhere linked to profiteering and corruption that touches nearly every economic and government sector of the hijacked state of South Sudan. These companies, financial institutions, and corrupt individuals from all over the world are fueling and profiting from the conflict in South Sudan.

International policymakers, particularly those in the United States and United Kingdom, can target these corrupt networks through the use of powerful financial tools such as sanctions and anti-money laundering measures. Strong actions backed by robust enforcement that target entire networks, including international facilitators, and focus on spoilers undermining peace can help shift incentives away from pillage and plunder and in the direction of peace and good governance.

👇Take Action Now: Tweet at the U.S. State Department and Department of the Treasury as well as the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Office urging them to use the groundbreaking information in this report to take action in support of peace in South Sudan.

.@USTreasury, @StateDept, @foreignoffice should consider sanctioning actors highlighted in @TheSentry_Org’s #TakingOfSouthSudan report that exposes corrupt international networks engaged in violence and corruption. Use strong financial tools to incentivize peace and good governance.