Here is Full Report by The Sentry on How South Sudan Leaders Have Profited from War


The families and top associates of the principal opponents in the conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir and his rival and former vice president, Riek Machar, own multimillion-dollar properties, drive luxury cars and stay at expensive hotels, “all while much of their country’s population suffers from the consequences of a brutal civil war and, in many places, experiences near-famine conditions,” according to a new report.

Contrary to perceptions that the conflict is rooted in an ethnically tinged feud between President Kiir and opponent Machar that first erupted in 2013, the report said, the real struggle is over control of the country’s vast mineral and oil resources

“The leaders of South Sudan’s warring parties manipulate and exploit ethnic divisions in order to drum up support for a conflict that serves the interests only of the top leaders of these two kleptocratic networks,” the report said.

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