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New Report - Weapons of Mass Corruption: How Corruption in South Sudan’s Military Undermines the World’s Newest Country

Today, the Enough Project released a new report, Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country. This fifth installment of the Political Economy of African Wars Series describes the system of corruption within the South Sudanese army, showing how it is part of the larger system of violent kleptocracy in South Sudan which perpetuates conflict and the commission of atrocity crimes against civilians.

By Enough Team

January 26, 2017

Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country

“Weapons of Mass Corruption” is the fifth in a series of in-depth, field research-driven reports on the dynamics of profit and power fueling war in the Horn, East and Central Africa. Violent kleptocracies dominate the political landscape of this region, leading to protracted conflicts marked by the commission of mass atrocities by state and non-state actors. Enough's Political Economy of African Wars series will focus on the key players in these conflicts, their motivations, how they benefit from the evolving war economies, and what policies might be most effective in changing the calculations of those orchestrating the violence–including both incentives and pressures for peace.

By Enough Team

January 26, 2017

New Report Exposes Massive Corruption in South Sudan’s Army

A new report, “Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country,” published today by the Enough Project, details massive corruption within South Sudan’s army. Corrupt activities within the army detailed in the report include procurement fraud, irregular spending unchecked by civilian authority, and bloated troop rosters featuring thousands of “ghost” (non-existent) soldiers.

By Enough Team

January 26, 2017

Watch The Good Lie This Semester

As students left for holiday break, the United Nations warned of a looming genocide in South Sudan. Communities can come together to build interest in South Sudan and lay the groundwork for future action. Hosting a film screening is something every community leader can do. As the semester gets into full swing, one film to add to the roster is The Good Lie.

By Marissa Sandgren

January 24, 2017

The Economist Op-ed: Stop the Cash, Stop the Conflict

The world’s newest country, South Sudan, could have been holding its first free elections in 2017. Instead, it faces another year of strife. In the latest phase of the cyclical conflict that has plagued its people for decades, tens of thousands have died, 5m people face hunger or starvation and 1m have become refugees. Yet cleverer global action—especially involving Western banks—can stop the rot.

By Enough Team

November 21, 2016

TIME Op-Ed: How to Ensure Lasting Peace in South Sudan

The world’s newest country, South Sudan, finds itself mired in the complicated fog of war that at its worst could combine the genocidal ethnic targeting of 1994 Rwanda with the warlordism of 1990s Somalia. Tens of thousands have died and millions displaced, and armed rebellions are emerging throughout the country. Village attacks, food aid obstruction, mass rape and child soldier recruitment all are rearing their ugly heads again. 

By Enough Team

October 7, 2016

War Crimes Shouldn't Pay - The Sentry

The Sentry's investigative report, "War Crimes Shouldn't Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan" was released on September 12, 2016. This video gives an inside look into the nearly 2-year investigation and its groundbreaking findings.

By Enough Team

September 15, 2016

The Sentry Press Conference, September 12, 2016

George Clooney and Don Cheadle join John Prendergast and lead investigators at a press conference to present The Sentry's investigative report, "War Crimes Shouldn't Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan." The press conference took place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2016. Learn more at TheSentry.org.

By Enough Team

September 15, 2016

The Sentry Releases First Investigative Report - War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the Looting and Destruction of South Sudan

Following a two-year investigation into the assets and wealth of top officials in South Sudan’s government and opposition, Enough’s initiative The Sentry has released its first findings in a new report,  providing evidence that highlights the link between this systemic corruption and violent conflict, including the mass atrocities committed during the civil war

By Enough Team

September 12, 2016

The Sentry Co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast Join Don Cheadle and Investigators to Release Groundbreaking Report on War Profiteering in South Sudan

Today, The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, presented a new, groundbreaking report “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.” Clooney and Prendergast joined Don Cheadle and lead investigators at the National Press Club in Washington DC to present findings of a two-year investigation into South Sudan’s shadowy war economy and its links to a network of international facilitators, including bankers, arms dealers, and multinational oil and mining companies. 

By Enough Team

September 12, 2016