Jump to navigation

South Sudan

South Sudan

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

While its leaders fight over power-sharing and the spoils of office, the world's youngest state teeters on the edge of widespread famine. A collapse in the oil price, though, means they can't continue squandering national resources. As pressure for sanctions and intervention mounts, mediator IGAD seeks a new government by 9 July, Independence Day.

 

news from South Sudan

Category: all

Found 75 articles.

Displaying 1-10 out of 75 results.

To publish or be damned

The African Union faces growing demands to release its no-holds-barred report detailing the role of top officials in ethnic killing

As regional authorities struggle to break South Sudan's political impasse with yet another round of peace talks planned for Addis Ababa next month, the African Union faces an acute...


Blurred lines and child soldiers

A programme backed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) to demobilise child soldiers could be doing the opposite: prompting more abductions of children. It started ...


A test of everyone’s will

After 14 months of civil war, the two sides are in last-chance talks with the threat of international sanctions hanging over them

Talks between the Juba government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition, plus the group of former detainees, continued as Africa Confidential went to press. The ...


US security and Chinese capital

There’s a build-up of arms and fighters in the Upper Nile oil fields amid doubts about the latest ceasefire deal

An innovative alliance between United States' security expertise and Chinese capital – in the form of a Hong Kong-registered company called Frontier Services Group (FSG) &nda...


Long tunnel, glimmer of light

A step has been taken to end the fighting and towards a lasting political agreement. Weak oil prices put more pressure on the government

A tentative step forward has been made with a political reunification deal signed in Arusha on 21 January between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his sacked Deputy Riek Machar Te...


A deadline for the deadline

Regional officials are finally running out of patience with obfuscation from both warring parties and could impose sanctions next month

This time the deadline for a peace and power-sharing agreement is serious, runs the message from regional and international officials. On 25 August, the Inter-Governmental Authorit...


Famine ‘almost a certainty’

The conflict has caused a food emergency and sanctions against the rival leaders for blocking progress are now on the table

One million South Sudanese are threatened by starvation, with at least another three million at serious risk, United Nations and United States' officials say. The US Agency for Int...


The end of the beginning

President Salva Kiir and his former Deputy, Riek Machar, have agreed to an interim government but its shape is far from clear

Mediators in Addis Ababa studiously played down the fact that the cessation of hostilities agreement signed on 9 May was not the result of face-to-face talks between South Sudan's ...


Fixing the forces

Foreign military assistance is piecemeal and has yet to be sorted out. Britain’s contribution, for instance, includes training an officer in England, along with one from Suda...


Calling time on the killing

As the rival leaders appear indifferent to the slaughter and threats to stability, support is growing for a serious intervention force and targeted sanctions

The pressures of war are mounting but President Salva Kiir Mayardit still sports a black ten-gallon hat and a hefty walking stick. Looking tired and stooped, Salva hectored a group...

READ FOR FREE

Displaying 1-10 out of 75 results.