LONDON : Hollywood star George Clooney on Thursday urged the international community to ''step up'' as he unveiled a report alleging links between global -

Global corporations, tycoons and governments and rampart corruption in South Sudan which has extracted billions of dollars in profits.

Clooney called on the United States and European Union to target those involved and their networks  with new and tougher sanctions as his Africa-focused investigative project 

The Sentry released its latest findings on webs of corruption in the country.

''I believe that they should do much more,'' he told a news conference in London with his prominent human rights lawyer wife Amal Clooney seated in the front row.''

''I don't know if they can stop it but they can sure make it a lot harder,'' said Clooney, a longtime campaigner for human-rights in the region, best known for his advocacy in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

The actor and activist co-founded The Sentry in 2015 with former US official John Prendergast.

The 64-page report - ''The Tasking of South Sudan'' accuses multinational companies/corporations and individuals of being ''war profiteers'' complicit with South Sudanese politicians and military officials in ''ravaging the world's newest nation.''

''Nearly every instance of confirmed or alleged corruption or financial crime in South Sudan examined by The Sentry has involved links to an international corporation, a multinational bank, a foreign government or high-end real estate abroad,'' it stated .

Clooney said the profiteers include ''Chinese and Malaysian oil giants, British tycoons, and American businessmen''.

''Without their support these atrocities could never have happened at this scale,'' he added.

The report accuses Dar Petroleum Corp, the largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan - led by a Chinese state-owned oil company - of providing ''direct support to deadly militias''.

The publishing of the Master Corruption report, continues. The World Students Society thanks AFP.


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