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Pages tagged with "South Sudan"
South Sudan’s state-owned oil company, the Nile Petroleum Corporation (Nilepet), has fallen under the direct control of President Salva Kiir and his inner circle, and is being used to funnel millions in oil revenues to the country’s brutal security services and ethnic militias
News of President Kiir’s decision this week to oust Paul Adong, the managing director of South Sudan’s state oil company Nilepet, will have been welcome news to legislators who have called for change at the top.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response to the points they raise can be read here.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response the the points they raise can be read here.
Sudan and South Sudan’s new oil deal fails to guarantee citizens the basic information they need to hold their governments accountable for the vast amounts of money involved, said Global Witness today.
With peril looming on both countries’ economic horizons, Sudan and South Sudan brokered a milestone oil-transit agreement over the weekend to the effusive praise of the international community. The deal represents a breakthrough after months of heightened tensions. World Politics Review.
A fair and transparent arrangement for sharing and monitoring the revenues from Sudan's oil fields should be a top priority for negotiators from north and south Sudan who begin talks today on what will happen if the south votes for independence in January's referendum. The January vote could see the birth of a new country: if so, it will be impoverished and heavily dependent on oil revenues, yet also dependent on former foes in north in order to export its oil.
Global Witness has obtained images appearing to show evidence of oil exploration in Sudan's northern Darfur region. This image shows a camp in the region in question. Oil wealth could provide an incentive for peace in a region devastated by war since 2003 - if the revenues were evenly distributed.
Large discrepancies persist between the oil production data published by the government of Sudan and those published by the main Chinese oil company operating in the country, Global Witness said today, six months after the publication of its report which first exposed the gaps.
A fair and transparent arrangement for sharing and monitoring the revenues from Sudan's oil fields is critical to preventing a return to war between the north and south, said campaign group Global Witness today, ahead of the 5th anniversary on Saturday of the peace agreement.
A week after the launch of its report on lack of transparency in the oil revenue sharing agreement between north and south Sudan, campaign group Global Witness has welcomed indications from the authorities in Khartoum and Juba that they intend to investigate oil revenue figures.
One week after the launch of its report on the lack of transparency in the oil revenue sharing agreement between north and south Sudan, campaign group Global Witness has welcomed a public commitment by the Government of Southern Sudan to support a full, independent audit of oil revenues.