John Prendergast and Brian Adeba of the Enough Project recently released this statement on stolen assets to be returned to the South Sudanese people.
Recently, the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, called for global support to recover assets stolen by South Sudanese elites and deposited into foreign bank accounts or spent on purchasing properties in foreign countries. This is not the first time President Kiir has expressed a desire to tackle elite corruption in his country. In past cases, however, there has been no effective follow through, leaving the situation unchanged and the stolen assets in the hands of those who stole them.
This time it can, and should, be different.
To read the full statement visit EnoughProject.org.