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Author: South Sudan News Agency Group
"New Report Identifies Causes of South Sudan’s Famine and Potential Genocide"...
A new report by The Enough Project gives a historical review of corruption and conflict in the territory currently known as South Sudan. It says control over oil has always been at the center of the conflict.
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Author: Oil in Uganda
"Uganda To Commence UCGLR Mineral Certification"...
Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively
Author: Front Line Defenders
"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...
"Lundin Petroleum CEO, chairman to be questioned on possible Sudan crimes"...
NGOs call Lundin Petroleum investigation an "an exemplary effort to seek accountability for corporate complicity in human rights abuses"
Author: James Ninrew, Victims’ Group Juba(South-Sudan) & Egbert Wesselink, PAX (Netherlands)
"Victims hopeful that Lundin Petroleum will pay its dues"...
Swedish prosecutors to question Lundin Petroleum's CEO for company's possible complicity in South-Sudan war crimes; company denies allegations
Swedish prosecutors will question the CEO and chairman of Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum about possible crimes against international humanitarian law in Sudan. In response, Lundin Petroleum chairman Ian Lundin has denied the allegations and is ...
New tool MONITOR by CIVICUS reveals 3.2 billion people live in countries where civic space is either repressed or closed
Author: Nathalie Risse, IISD
"CIVICUS Launches Civic Freedom Tracker", 27 Oct 2016...
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Author: The Sentry (initiative of Enough Project), USA
"The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan"
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Author: George Clooney & John Prendergast, in The Washington Post
"George Clooney and John Prendergast: War crimes shouldn’t pay in South Sudan"...