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South Sudan

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

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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...


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...


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