South Sudan's political elite plundering public coffers: UN

This file photo taken on April 14, 2016 shows a billboard featuring portraits of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar displayed in Juba, South Sudan.

Photo credit: CDES | Albert Gonzalez Farran | AFP

What you need to know:

  • A 2018 ceasefire to end the civil war and a power-sharing deal was agreed between Kiir and his rival turned deputy Riek Machar but little progress has been made in fulfilling the peace deal's terms.

Massive plundering of South Sudan's public coffers is undermining human rights in the world's youngest nation and threatening its already fragile peace process, a UN report said Thursday.


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