Editorial: South Sudan in Jeopardy!
According to Reuters, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit said that South Sudanese officials have stolen an estimated $4 billion of public money and should return it to salvage the young nation's reputation and help lift its people out of poverty
The request came as South Sudan is scrambling for cash to make up for the loss of almost all state revenues with the shutdown of its oil output in January.
Critics have accused the government of President Salva Kiir doing little to clamp down on widespread corruption that has hampered efforts to build the war-torn state from scratch and jumpstart development.
Several western officials, academic, studies and parties considered the new-born state in South Sudan as just a hypothetical state
The new-born state doesn't have the factors of survival and durability to confront the storms as it represents scattered and conflicted shrapnel including tribal groups, corrupt, and opportunists.
Looking at the robbery and looting of billions of dollars of public money added to the donors funds which South Sudan president is trying to recover from southern officials, besides trading the accusations between him and his officials after vanishing SPLA budget, and the disappearance of more than one billion dollars from oil revenues, the western political circles and media find a fresh topic to tackle when evaluating the situations in the new-born state.
Before launching the current round of talks in Ababa western diplomatic circles spoke out about the disastrous situations in South Sudan which will not lead to establish a stable state in this part of the continent.
Security, stability, development, good governance, human rights situations, tribal tensions, and economic pressures are the most significant problems facing the new-born state.
According to western diplomats South Sudan state did not listen to the direct advices by the western countries and at the same time all the donations provided to the new-born state were swallowed in the corruption cesspit.
Accordingly the western enthusiasm faded and the western political circles started describing South Sudan state as failed state with no experience, especially after its absurd step represented by stopping oil exportation.
European leaders told Salva Kiir in Brussels why should they support him financially at a time when the funds are under his feet (referring to the oil which Salva stopped its exportation).
By Sudan Vision, 06/06/2012