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South Sudan

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

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A scorched earth peace

The President has outmanoeuvred his rival, but the legacy of their bloody conflict is mass malnutrition and warnings of genocide

The realisation that President Salva Kiir Mayardit's peacemaking strategy – dubbed by cynics 'Pax Salvatica' because he implemented it unilaterally – has failed to deli...


Salva and Riek in the dock

Pressure is mounting on the government after well-documented accounts of murder, rape and theft

Two detailed reports last week on corruption and rights abuses by the Juba government and its adversaries could reinvigorate the peace agreement signed over a year ago. An investig...


Pax Salvatica

The balance shifts as Washington acknowledges Taban as Vice-President and Riek flees to Khartoum

International plans for an expanded peacekeeping force of 4,000 African troops are at odds with the aims of South Sudan's rejigged Transitional Government of National Unity. Juba o...


Riek rival boosts Salva

An internal party coup against Riek Machar complicates efforts to get the peace deal back on track

The replacement of First Vice-President (FVP) Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon by his former chief negotiator with the government, Taban Deng Gai, on 23 July has thrown regional and intern...


Finally, the AU moves in

Although backed by the UN and regional organisations, AU plans to send an intervention force to Juba are fraught with peril

African leaders' plans to send a rapid intervention force to South Sudan to boost security and protect civilians will put them on a collision course with the government of Presiden...


Cracks widen in peace deal

News of government attacks in Wau comes amid international warnings that the peace deal is unravelling

As fresh fighting rages in Bahr el Ghazal, United States' officials are discussing sanctions on the country's two main leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Ri...


Assassins and arrow boys

The shooting by soldiers of a Slovakian missionary on 16 May highlights the fragility of the peace deal and the difficulties of building a disciplined army. Sudan People's Liberati...


Power without responsibility

Familiar faces line up in the new power-sharing government. Will local and international pressure hold it to account?

South Sudan's new post-civil war government, the Transitional Government of National Unity, looks like a return to the status quo ante, before over two years of ruthless fighting e...


Raiders hit Gambella

A ferocious raid by South Sudanese Murle forces into Ethiopia has raised questions about the ethnic division of the states

The massive cross-border raid for cattle and children by South Sudanese Murle people into Ethiopia's Gambella Region provoked a robust reaction from Ethiopia's armed forces, by far...


The fight moves south

Riek may have got his old job back but there is still no new government and conflict has shifted southwards

Under threat of sanctions, President Salva Kiir Mayardit reappointed his old rival, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, as First Vice-President on 11 February but the two sides are still far...


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