Thursday 22 February 2018

Protecting aid

• The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has written to 75 current and former senior government officials, offering an amnesty to anyone who returns part of the €3.2bn stolen from state coffers over recent years.

South Sudan is one of the least developed countries in the world and a recipient of massive amounts of international aid. But how much of this aid actually benefits the South Sudan people, if oversight measures are so lax?

A recent World Bank report also revealed that €105m donated to the interim government of Somalia has disappeared.

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