South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has accused government officials of stealing four billion dollars and using the money to buy property abroad. From alarabiya:
Corrupt officials in grossly impoverished South Sudan have stolen an estimated $4 billion from the world’s newest nation, President Salva Kiir has said, in an appeal for funds to be returned.
“Many people in South Sudan are suffering and yet some government officials simply care about themselves. The credibility of our government is on the line,” Kiir said in a letter seen by AFP Monday.
“An estimated $4 billion are unaccounted for or, simply put, stolen by current and former officials, as well as corrupt individuals with close ties to government officials.”
On an unrelated note, what sort of statement is the president of this central African nation making with his choice of hat: