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South Sudan president accuses leaders of stealing $4 billion

  • South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has accused government officials of embezzling some $4 billion from state coffers.

    Kiir has written to 75 current and former senior government employees, asking for the money to be returned.

    The nation is in desperate need of funds after its oil production was shut down in a dispute with Sudan. 

    South Sudan seceded from Sudan last July to form the world’s newest nation.