Asian, middle east oil firms are complicit in South Sudan civil war, report says

Seen in this photo are Chinese oil workers in an oil filed in Paloch. Photo: AP

Juba, March 6, 2019 (SSNA) — Oil companies operating in South Sudan have contributed or are contributing to ongoing South Sudan’s civil war, a confidential United Nations report seen by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) says.

The report asserts that Chinese and Malaysian oil firms are complicit in the ongoing conflict in the war-wracked young nation. The report also accused Egyptian and Kuwaiti oil companies of the same crimes.

“There has been a lack of corporate accountability for transnational companies, several of which were conducting a profitable business in oil-producing areas at times when mass human rights violations were perpetrated against the local population, and which in various ways were complicit in these crimes. These companies have led the oil exploration in South Sudan from the moment it gained Independence in July 2011,” UN report says.

Oil companies controlled by the South Sudanese government and individuals associated with the government are also complicity in the war, the report states.

The Chinese government recently donated $7 million dollars to UN to combat poverty in South Sudan, donated rice and anti-malaria medicines to the South Sudanese government. The SSNA also understand that China previously donated many items to the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) including computers.

The South Sudan News Agency was informed by a United Nations source that a UN panel of experts will present a report tomorrow on which will directly implicate many oil firms.

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  • Dr. Eluzai Hakim
    March 6, 2019 2:35 pm

    For sustainable peace to be achieved in Siuth Sudan, a professional army representative of. lol the ethnic groups needs to be set up. This will need to be bolstered by a Rspud Reaction Firce drawn from all the Army units to quell rebellions and contain troublesome people. Current Generals without basic education should be pensioned off, Young “soldiers” offered vocational skills training and integrated into society through gainful employment, arms in civilian hands should be bought back and the president guaranteed security. Without these safeguards no peace will gone to South Sudan without divine intervention!

  • Yoasa Matatia
    March 6, 2019 10:17 pm

    Really unbecoming to use the oil money against the innocent, poor and in catered for South Sudanese. But UN is only good in identifying problems but can’t put an end to it. This we need action at least for the sake of majority poor citizens.


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