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U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions on two businessmen for corruption in South Sudan


October 12, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The United States on Friday imposed major sanctions against two businessmen Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal from Sudan and Kur Ajing Ater South Sudan for their involvement in corruption in South Sudan

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Ashraf Al-Cardinal

In a statement issued on Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said that Al-Cardinal and Ajing were involved in bribery, kickbacks and procurement fraud with senior government officials.

The U.S. further has put sanctions on five companies owned or controlled by Al-Cardinal and one company-owned or controlled by Ajing.

"OFAC designated these individuals and entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption".

“These South Sudanese elites and corrupt government officials have drained state coffers and usurped the country’s resources with impunity. Al-Cardinal and Ajing leverage their businesses and political connections to engage in corruption at great expense to the South Sudanese people,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

The Treasury said that Al-Cardinal has served as an intermediary for senior South Sudanese officials to deposit and hold a large amount of funds in a country outside of South Sudan.

In early 2019, the South Sudanese government made millions of dollars in payments to a company owned by Al-Cardinal; received money for the payment for food, or for supplies and provisions, government forces but the money went to the pockets of government officials.

Al-Cardinal was implicated in the importation of amphibious armoured fighting vehicles the South Sudanese army used to extend military operations and attacks on civilians, the Treasury said.

Al-Cardinal’s companies are: Alcardinal General Trading Limited, Alcardinal General Trading LLC, Al Cardinal Investments Co. LTD, Alcardinal Petroleum Company limited, and NILETEL.
Ajing, also, signed fictive contracts with senior government officials and repaid the latter.

The Treasury said that the South Sudanese businessman received large amounts of oil and gave money and vehicles to government officials in return. Or, he signed a multi-year contract to purchase food for the South Sudanese military, and in return, paid a percentage of the contract back to a senior official.

The State Department welcomed the targeted sanctions imposed on the two businessmen saying their corrupt activities robbed critical resources from a war-torn country.

We urge the Government of South Sudan to take seriously the clear linkage between corrupt activities and the motive of some elites to disrupt the peace agreement, the implementation of which has reached a critical stage.

The Sentry, an investigation group, applauded the sanctions on the two businessmen pointing to its recent report that detailed Al-Cardinal illegal activities with the senior South Sudanese officials.

"This action by the Treasury Department is an important step forward in creating some accountability for those who have long thought they can loot South Sudan with impunity," said John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry.


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  • 11 October 2019 22:57, by Pakuai

    Sudan Tribune and their US creeps are getting irrelevant every now and then. But they always try to be as relevant to South Sudan and the South Sudanese people with their useless sanctions. Who give a damn about those vermin sanctions some of these days?>>>

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    • 12 October 2019 01:51, by The Rhino

      Job well done to the Treasury of State!We need more squashing sanctions not only against the complicit members of the tribal regime in Juba but also against the reckless tribal Dinka ’leaders’ of South Sudan.Those bloodsuckers are used to practicing insatiable grand theft and killings of their own people with impunity.Its therefore a moral obligation to punish them with full force of the law!

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      • 12 October 2019 03:13, by Pakuai

        Mr. The Rhino
        Your US has been warning since 15/12/2013 that they are supporting a wrong horse, but they are not listening but they are slowly understanding it now that their usual ’regime change business’ often works for them in Bantuses countries of West Africa, central Africa republic (CAR), Southern Africa countries, middle Eastern countries or South America>>>

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        • 12 October 2019 03:18, by Pakuai

          but right here in South Sudan that is not going to happen under the sun. Even when we call Thomas Cirillo and his losers to come and take power to day and the Dinkas/Muonyjieng community took up arms against Mr. Thomas Cirillo government, then Mr. Thomas Cirillo government would not last a day or two in power in South Sudan, trust me Mr. The Rhino>>>>

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          • 12 October 2019 03:27, by Pakuai

            No tribe can rule South Sudan without the Dinka/Jieng tribe majority tribe, it is as simple as day or night Mr. The Rhino loser. Don’t they say in your perceived democracy that "majority rules"? Go to countries like US, the UK and other countries had there been indigenous president in the US? Or had there been West Indies (former British slaves) in the UK been a prime minister?>>>

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            • 12 October 2019 03:35, by Pakuai

              Or had there been Indigenous Canadian or Australian prime ministers? I have never heard any. In fact those minorities are treated badly in their own countries by the white people who always come and lecture you lowly informed idiots about democracy. Democracy is a subjection Mr. The Rhino loser. Your US has never been a democracy, but a republican. These days, you can call the US a corporatacy,>>>

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              • 12 October 2019 03:41, by Pakuai

                a plutocracy or fascism. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama was just ’hoisted into power by his ’secret societies and their mass media propaganda machines’ and went and micro-managed him in Wall street and Washington like a toy. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama election was only to use him as ’a veneer’ to lowly informed African-Americans or Africans that one of their has eventually gone to the white house>>>>

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                • 12 October 2019 03:49, by Pakuai

                  Even the Muslims thought that ’Hussein’ sounding name might be one of them. When Mr. Barack Hussein Obama was just a piece of fraud. In the UK, the UK is not a democracy, but ’a monarchy’. Probably can call Canada herself a democracy or even Australia. Mr. The Rhino loser, here in South Sudan we are highly democracy and highly egalitarian. Greed is prown upon on Nilotic plains and valleys>>>

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                  • 12 October 2019 03:55, by Pakuai

                    How many elections have been done here in South Sudan and Mr. Salva Kiir voted out of power and refused to leave? In fact, your Mr. Riek Machar was impatient like he always does, and got what he bargains for. Mr. The Rhino idiots. When you are told to listen to people who have studied in those white people universities with your white creeps you always don’t want to listen>>>

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                    • 12 October 2019 04:02, by Pakuai

                      Mr. The Rhino how taxes you pay to government of South Sudan? Or what does your greater Equatoria bring to economy of South Sudan as per now? Nil/zero/zilch chap. Ask ’our Nuers ke nyantoc, Shilluks (Chollos) or Fertits the same question; what taxes or contribution to South Sudan economy? The answer is the same, Nil/zero/zilch chap. The oil fields that our country rely on are in Ngok Dinka/Jieng>>

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                      • 12 October 2019 04:07, by Pakuai

                        villages. So why are you lowly informed losers often make a lot of noises when you don’t have anything to offer South Sudan economy? The Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs villages where the current come from are still the poorest and they are not making a lot of noises that because the oil wealth come from their villages, then they cannot share it with their South Sudanese brothers/sisters>>>

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                        • 12 October 2019 04:14, by Pakuai

                          Mr. The Rhino loser, the Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs have never ever betrayed our mighty SPLM/A since its inception in 1983. These Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs suffered very badly from our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan than you losers. Mr. The Rhino almost of you Equatorians, Fertits, Murles, our Nuer ke nyantoc and Shilluks (Chollos) were used by your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan masters against>>>

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                          • 12 October 2019 04:22, by Pakuai

                            the SPLM/A or the Dinkas/Jiengs to be precise. And you were ’paid with food aid, weapons, medicines and munitions’. The Dinkas/Jiengs crisscrossed the whole of greater Equatoria blasting out mundukurus (arabs) out of your towns and villages and died in big numbers while you were no where to be seen. Do you losers think the Dinkas/Jiengs can grow their ’garden and let others come and reap it’>>>

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                            • 12 October 2019 04:29, by Pakuai

                              as their own?. Mr. The Rhino loser, that doesn’t work in real world. But you bunch of lowly informed losers just think, the world rotates a according to you. Good luck with that fellows. By the way, Mr. The Rhino. We don’t give a damn about your US. South Sudan is not a US ’over sea’s Territory’ and South Sudanese people are not the US ’subjects/slaves’>>>

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                              • 12 October 2019 05:01, by Pakuai

                                your evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps here in Africa love affairs with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils will taste our furor. Mr. The Rhino, we have been telling Mr. Salva Kiir and his henchmen>>>

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                                • 12 October 2019 05:06, by Pakuai

                                  to let us ’round up all the UNIMISS mercenaries, their sleazy NGOs, anything that is connected to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some of their Bantuses, kill them and throw them into the Nile and wait for the evils who brought them into our country. These vermin will never>>>

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                                  • 12 October 2019 05:10, by Pakuai

                                    our country and our people alone without blood. The evils are the ones who have been keeping their puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and their bunch of other losers in foreign capitals as their ’bargaining chips and blackmails over our country and our people’ And this is precisely for the evils to crawl their evil selves>>>

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                                    • 12 October 2019 05:14, by Pakuai

                                      back into our country again and to come restart where they left it on the 15/12/2013. But the evils are playing with fire. Who would want these vermin in their villages fellows? Not even one fellows, South Sudan is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire, never has and will never ever will under the sun, reasons. Pure HATRED and RACISM>>>

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                                      • 12 October 2019 05:28, by Pakuai

                                        Let any fool try to bring those vermin into our country and over our people again, and that fool would be as good as dead. That South Sudan would be always used as geopolitical chess game or football at every those vermin geopolitical intrigues cycle and the evils hope that they would succeed to reunite our country and our people just like the evils did with their then>>>>

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                                        • 12 October 2019 06:11, by Pakuai

                                          ’East and West Germany’ during their so-called COLD WAR. Dreaming is not a crime. In fact the opposite would be glaringly true.>>>

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      • 12 October 2019 08:33, by jubaone

        Jellaba-Jienge, the master-slave alliance to loot, steal and hoodwink. They both have the same bloodline. The jellaba has a turban on his head, the jienge scary scarifications on his forehead. Equatorians must treat them as one.

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        • 12 October 2019 12:16, by The Rhino


          True!This Jellaba-Jienge love affair has definitely some rooted,rotten bloodline in it.Just imagine,even Kiir’s ’presidential’ security advisor and head of the NPTC,that foolish nyagat Tutkew Gatluak is hooked and married to a Jellaba concubine,..a relative to prisoner Omer Hassan El Bashir,..what for sick people!

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          • 12 October 2019 19:36, by jubaone

            Thank you. For this reason, let’s focus more on EQUATEXIT than trying to fix the SS that’s rotten and too deformed to be reformed. You can’t nurture jienges or nyagats to accept decency, cuz its their nature to mentally and developmentally remain stagnant. We must move on without them.

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      • 12 October 2019 12:06, by The Rhino


        Bangi man,keep your fucking automated puke for yourself,Jonglei junk!Question!..when did you study in those "white peoples/creeps universities",while at the same time allegedly "crisscrossing" Equatoria with a wounded leg,huh?Listen Dinka moron,your dilapidated brain is definitely flashing under influence of those drugs.Get a life or shut up,jienge punk!

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  • 12 October 2019 06:16, by Paul

    Pakuai, you are sick! Go get a life!

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    • 12 October 2019 06:33, by Paul

      Pakuai, What you need to ask is, was this Alcardinal only a businessman or a double agent. he seems to have been too close to significant individuals in the government. Did he throw celebrations and girls at the generals and government officials? Who knows!

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  • 12 October 2019 07:44, by Eastern

    This will touch Ashraf Saed Ahmed Al-Cardinal (Omar el Bashir) and Riek Machar 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser deals, my foot! I love the unfolding drama....!

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    • 12 October 2019 08:42, by jubaone

      Like swine that passionately roll themselves in filth, jienge and nyagat goons, thugs, hoodwinkers thrive well in chaos and disorder. Not a single jienge "thug millionaire" has ever developed their areas, built schools, hospitals etc.but bought houses in foreign lands, marry underage girls, buy cows and V8s. God has already cursed them.

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      • 12 October 2019 12:30, by The Rhino


        There are still many unrevealed shocking and dirty criminal networks in South Sudan.We are glad that The Sentry Report is scouring the stinking cesspool in Juba.Its probably only the tip of an iceberg!We encourage The Sentry executives and their entire team of expertise to dig even deeper and hunt down all those fucking bloodsuckers dealing with South Sudan!

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