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2014/05 Financiers do not allow work to resume on one [?or both] of the oil refineries being built in Unity and Upper Nile. The construction company is Vintech Engineering of Texas, contracted by Frontier group (Hong Kong/Dubai) with Africano (managed by Obac William Olawo, an economic advisor to President Kiir, who also runs the Toyota dealership Crown Auto Trade Ltd and is said to be 'one of South Sudan's richest men'). Snippet: Financiers do not allow work to resume on one [?or both] of the oil re....
2013/07/14 South Sudan News Agency publishes leaked documents which it says show that Deng Alor and Kosti Manibe - ministers suspended on suspicion of corruption in June 2013 - were not the culprits. The documents appear to refer to a purchase by GOSS of fireproof safes valued at nearly USD 8 million, through companies called DAFF Supplies International Ltd and Daffy Investments Group Ltd. Snippet 996
Reference Mini-review
Aly Verjee, 2013/03/14. Is all well in the teak forests of South Sudan? [Article] African Arguments. Accessed online.

Good-quality piece of investigative journalism, centering on the ethical standards of the Equatoria Teak Company, the Central Equatoria Teak Company, and their majority owner, Maris Capital. It uncovers a faulty claim by ETC to being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and also explains some of the practical difficulties of certification processes. But it concludes that the fostering of transparency and responsibility in forestry companies is the best way forward for the teak logging sector, in view of the widespread alternative of illegal and highly wasteful logging.

EJAtlas, 2011-2014. Teak forest exploitation, South Sudan [Web page] Environmental Justice Atlas. Accessed online.

Web-page case-file on the teak concession at Nzara operated by the Equatoria Teak Company.

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