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The governing party cracks down on critics at home as its negotiations with Khartoum continue to frustrate

The prospect of oil exports resuming in the next few weeks and the economic boost that brings should have cheered President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government. However, long-term improvements in security and the economy are being blocked by the Khartoum regime’s hard-line position. Attempts by Juba’s negotiators to resolve these issues are leading nowhere, reinforcing its frustration.

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