George Clooney and the rot in South Sudan


By Zach Vertin—The Washington Post—September 23, 2016—

Last week, Hollywood star and activist George Clooney,  launched a report exposing financial corruption among South Sudan’s warring elites. The Sentry report is a constructive contribution — documenting state thievery in the troubled nation Washington helped create, and calling for greater action to combat it. But extreme corruption — both financial and political — has been a fixture in the capital of Juba since well before South Sudan’s celebrated birth in 2011. Why didn’t activists blow the whistle earlier?