South Sudan

South Sudan became independent of Sudan on 9 July 2011.  For all materials about this territory before its independence, please see our section on Sudan.

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22 March 2018

US imposes sanctions on 15 oil firms allegedly complicit in South Sudan conflict

Author: Lesley Wroughton & Timothy Gardner, Reuters

"U.S. targets South Sudan oil firms with sanctions to choke off war funds"...

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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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2 January 2018

Construction and mining magnates among 52 individuals and entities sanctioned by US Govt. over corruption and human rights abuses

Sanctions are part of the implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed in 2016.

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2 January 2018

US imposes sanctions against Dan Gertle & 18 other businessmen under First Global Magnitsky Act for complicity in human rights violations

The US  has announced sanctions against 52 people and entities from around the world over alleged human rights abuses and corruption. This includes Israeli billionaire Gertler over Congo deals and Benjamin Bol Mel of South Sudan. Announcing the...

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19 December 2017
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Author: Maxime Hanssen, Acteurs de l'économie- La Tribune (France)

« Réfugiés et entreprises, l'aubaine », 18 décembre 2017...

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2 October 2017

Amnesty Int'l report alleges UK-registered S-Profit complicit in illicit arms trade to war-torn So. Sudan

Amnesty International's report has alleged that UK-registered S-Profit acted as an intermediary in huge prospective arms deals to war-torn South Sudan. The company has denied the allegations thanks to regulatory gaps which are making the UK a hotspot...

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18 August 2017

Modern Slavery Index: Amplified risks in European supply chains

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11 July 2017

Uganda: Report says international investors benefiting from mining at locals' expense; inc. companies' comments

Global Witness has released a report on how corruption, mismanagement and political influence is undermining investment in Uganda’s mining sector and threatening people and environment. It claims that international investors are benefiting at the...

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Article
5 July 2017

Analysis: uncovering the roles played by enterprises in enabling and preventing atrocity crimes

Author: Tatiana Gos, The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (USA)

"Getting Down to Business: Uncovering the Roles Played by Enterprises in Enabling and Preventing Atrocity Crimes," 28 June 2017...

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26 June 2017

Salespeople for AREA, IPS and Semptian filmed saying they would sell spyware to agents who they knew might sell it onward to repressive govts. in Syria, Iran & South Sudan

Author: Al Jazeera Investigative Unit

Exclusive: Spyware firms in breach of global sanctions, 10 April 2017  ...

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