Spotlight SOUTH SUDAN The Indian Ocean Newsletter Issue 1470 dated 16/03/2018

Salva Kiir reinvents the ‘oil-for-food' scheme

South-Sudanese president Salva Kiir supplys barrels of crude as payment.
South-Sudanese president Salva Kiir supplys barrels of crude as payment. ©Reuters
Despite President Salva Kiir's announcement on 14 March that the coffers are empty, the South Sudanese regime is continuing to shower equipment on its army, even though its soldiers have not been paid for many months. A neat trick, made [...]
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