US targets South Sudan oil company, ministries to stop funds flow
JOHANNESBURG - The United States is targeting South Sudan’s state-owned oil company, its oil and mining ministries and a dozen other oil-related entities in an attempt to stem the financial flow fuelling the country’s civil war, AP reported.
On Wednesday the US State Department said in a statement that South Sudan’s government and “corrupt official actors” were using the revenue to purchase weapons, fund militias and undermine peace.
The statement added it would be taking action against 15 South Sudan oil-related entities.
- African News Agency (ANA)