SUDAN WATCH: Inquiry into 'lost' Sudan funds (BBC Jonah Fisher)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Inquiry into 'lost' Sudan funds (BBC Jonah Fisher)

Report by Jonah Fisher, BBC News, Khartoum (Via POTP) - excerpt:
The government of southern Sudan has launched an inquiry into what happened to $60m (£30.5m) it received in 2005.

A panel has been set up to trace the money President Omar al-Bashir said was given to former southern rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.

Mr Bashir is accused of backing militias that still operate in the south.
As I recall, some news reports a few years ago suggested John Garang consciously spent much money on modernising his army, money intended for development.


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