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South Sudan

South Sudan

Population: 11.7 mn.
GDP: $11.9 bn.
Debt: n/a

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Peace deal stalls again

Rival leaders oppose UN calls for sanctions against them but still block progress towards a government of national unity 

Despite damning reports from the United Nations and African Union, and threats of action against those seen as obstructing a peace deal, there is not enough political will to press...


An implausible government

This month, the warring factions are due to form an interim government but issues of money and the chain of command are unresolved

Two years after the outbreak of conflict between government and rebels, doubts still hang over the latest fragile peace agreement. All sides signed reluctantly under intense intern...


Minority report

The government's claims that it was defending itself against a coup attempt when war broke out in December 2013 have been dismissed in two reports released by the African Union on ...


New maps, no peace

With little progress on the transitional government, redrawing state boundaries looks like a luxury

The government’s decision to convert South Sudan’s ten states into 28 may entrench ethnic divisions and is extravagant for a bankrupt country. Although many South Sudan...


The latest last-minute deal

Under the threat of an arms embargo and more sanctions, the government signs a peace agreement

Delight and relief that the Juba government has finally signed a peace deal with the rebel movement is mixed with widespread fear that the deal will not hold. There is much scope f...


Politicians undermine new peace deal

Last­-minute manoeuvres by both sides are sabotaging the chances of ending the war as international pressure mounts

The Juba government has used a split in the rebel movement to announce that it is pulling out of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, which were officially scheduled to end – in agreeme...


War mars independence day

Independence anniversary celebrations on 9 July were a far cry from the mass joy when the country separated from Sudan in 2011. The civil war, in which over 50,000 people have been...


Military balance

p>President Salva Kiir Mayardit has finally found a sympathetic regional forum to offset his growing isolation as international unease mounts over South Sudan's continuing bloodlet...


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