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South Sudan presidency calls corruption report “a recipe for regime change”. “Don’t expect the president’s family to rent a house in a slum in Nairobi”
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Politics and Society South Sudan presidency calls corruption report “a recipe for regime change”. “Don’t expect the president’s family to rent a house in a slum in Nairobi”

“Don’t expect us to live beneath our status”. That’s the reaction of South Sudan’s presidency to an explosive corruption report released earlier this week. The report, with meticulous detail, illustrated how president Salva Kiir, former vice president Riek Machar and the country’s military top brass have profiteered from civil war by siphoning off the proceeds of the young nation’s oil wealth. Kiir’s office called the report “a piece of Hollywood theatre” and has threatened to sue the people behind the exposé in the US

South Sudan: Is it time the ICC got involved?
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Politics and Society South Sudan: Is it time the ICC got involved?

Following the resumption of violence in South Sudan that has reportedly already claimed at least 300 lives, many are calling for a permanent solution to the troubles in Africa’s newest state. Some say this necessarily involves making an example of the country’s two top leaders, President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, by trying them at the ICC. Is this how South Sudan will find peace or does the mantra “African solutions for African problems” compel us to look for answers closer to home?