Asian petroleum companies: imperiling survival of South Sudan’s communities

By Kor Chop Leek Summary: For two decades, and with the acquiescence of the government of South Sudan, Petronas of Malaysia, China National Petroleum and ONGC Videsh of India have been spewing poisons into South Sudan’s ecosystems – with corresponding and devastating results to communities and their residents’ lives. Defying the polluters’ military and financial …

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“Rising at an alarming rate”

South Sudan: oil state minister slams companies over pollution’s devastation of women’s and infant health  by John Adukata  “Women are being rendered barren, or are miscarrying or dying during birth. Babies are being born deformed. And the number of these horrible incidents is rising at an alarming rate,” states Abraham Ngor, minister of information for …

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Infant deformities due to oil pollution in South Sudan

Birth defects, miscarriage, death during delivery prevalent around oil field areas in S Sudan, say officials South Sudanese citizens in oil producing areas are worried about the pollution causing infant deformities, miscarriage, and death during delivery as well as death of their livestock. Abraham Ngor, the Information Minister in Ruweng state –one of the affected …

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“Zero tolerance of pollution” – South Sudan’s president issues stern warning to oil companies

by Joseph Oduha | August 23, 2019 In a first for him, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has roundly criticized the oil companies operating in the country. The object of his criticism: their pollution of the land and water in and around South Sudan’s oil fields.  As reported in a statement posted by the President …

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“Will be compelled to drag oil companies to court” – South Sudanese human rights lawyers issue ultimatum on cleaning up pollution

John Adukata | Augst 23, 2019 South Sudan’s highly influential and respected Center for Human Rights Lawyers has issued an ultimation to the country’s oil companies: ‘clean up your act or face us taking you to court’. In the words of Philip Anyand, the Center’s secretary-general: “Should the oil companies not start taking responsibility to …

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