The government of South Sudan will pay $3.7 million to Gainful Solutions, a U.S.-based lobbying firm managed by Michael Ranneberger, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya.In the agreement disclosed by the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, South Sudan employed Gainful Solutions to work to “delay and ultimately block” the establishment of an African Union-South Sudanese hybrid court, which would investigate international crimes and prosecute individuals responsible for violations during the country’s civil war.The $3.7 million promised to Gainful Solutions includes a $1.2 million nonrefundable retainer, according to the disclosure. Gordon Buay, South Sudan’s ambassador to the U.S., who signed the agreement on behalf of South Sudan, distanced himself from allegations that South Sudan wanted to block the establishment of the hybrid court and added the agreement with Gainful Solutions to repair relations with the U.S. ”The U.S. and South Sudan have been friends for a long time. But when the war broke out, the relations went sour, but we are still friends. So, we need to go back to the same relationship between the two countries,” Buay said. Gainful Solutions was hired by South Sudan to open communication channels between President Salva Kiir and U.S. President Donald Trump, and to eventually persuade… Read full this story
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