An investigation into a US$30 million loan to South Sudanese oil marketing company, Trinity Energy, claims to have revealed red flags concerning trade-based money laundering (TBML), bribery and tax evasion.

The loan from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) was backed by senior government officials and enabled powerful individuals to benefit from the manipulation of business worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according a report by the investigative and policy organisation, The Sentry.

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