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UK’s agency warns on wave of dirty money from South Sudan

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March 7, 2020 (LONDON) – The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) Thursday released the first-ever alert warning against money laundering by corrupt South Sudanese officials in the British territory.

"The NCA is issuing this alert to companies based in the United Kingdom (UK) about the possibility that some South Sudanese senior foreign public officials (..) who may be engaged in corruption and human rights abuses in South Sudan, and those who enable such activities, may use the UK financial system to move or hide proceeds of corruption or purchase real estate and other assets in the UK," read the statement.

The law enforcement agency called for the collaboration of the UK companies, particularly financial institutions, real estate agencies, accountants, lawyers, notaries, and others to identify suspicious activities by corrupt South Sudanese.

"This report focuses on corrupt South Sudanese senior foreign political figures or PEPs who engage in human rights abuses or violations, and their financial enablers," said the report.

On 6 September 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department alerted the financial institutions about the possibility that certain South Sudanese senior political figures may try to use the U.S. financial system to move or hide proceeds of public corruption.

The U.S. investigation group, The Sentry, released a report in September 2019 to denounce international partners who work with corrupt South Sudanese officials to clean their looted money through the international banking system.

George Clooney and John Prendergast, the co-founders of The Sentry, welcomed the alert of the UK’s lead law enforcement agency on South Sudan.

"The UK should be strongly commended for joining the United States in serious efforts to counter the criminal exploitation of the global financial system at the expense of millions of suffering, abused, and displaced people in South Sudan," said Clooney.

"Today, peace in South Sudan is possible, but only if the nations of the world recognize their responsibility to counter the greed-fueled networks that profit from massive suffering and human rights abuse,” added Prendergast.

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  • 8 March 16:13, by Eastern

    Noisy RATS like Elia Martin Lumoro better watch out! The money stolen from Juba can only remain within Africa that’s where the thieves and murderers can temporarily enjoy it! Asl Mobutu, Ghaddafi, etc...

    • 8 March 16:52, by jubaone

      Eastern
      Not only track down the pathways of this dirty monies, but get the money confiscated and deposited into a special accounts. This money must be returned to the people of SS and these kirrminals prosecuted. Their families must be punished also.

    • 9 March 06:27, by Midit Mitot

      Shame on those disillusioned politicians.

  • 8 March 23:56, by Fathi

    Although John Pendergast and Clooney are high-key CIA assets/tools, tackling corruption is definitely necessary. Looting of South Sudan must be clamped down.



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