South Sudan

South Sudan

Population: 10.8 mn.
GDP: 13.5 bn.
Debt: n/a
Overview:

President Salva Kiir Mayardit may have to adapt his authoritarian style if he is still in power after the bloody conflict between the army and mutineers led by ex-Vice-president Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. Stability is needed to bring back aid and investment. 

 

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  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Talks or treason trials

President Salva Kiir is hardening Juba’s line as Western governments threaten sanctions against those blocking peace talks

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Shooting in Juba, talking in Addis

Regional governments plan to send in troops as pressure grows for a political settlement

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

The battle for Malakal

Foreign Minister Barnaba talks reconciliation as government and rebels fight for control of oil-rich Upper Nile

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Why Uganda refuses to withdraw

Calls from the United States and Ethiopia, its regional ally, for Uganda to withdraw its forces from South Sudan are falling on deaf ears in Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni and his diplomats insist the troops are in South Sudan as part of a bilateral a...

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

A deal under duress

The combatants have signed up to a ceasefire more because they ran out of options than because they wanted peace

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Seats for dissidents

The four oppositionists still detained in Juba – Pa’gan Amum, Oyai Deng, Majak d’Agot, Ezekiel Lol – are unlikely to join the talks due in Addis Ababa on 7 February between President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government and diss...

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

The state cracks

Big political changes will be needed to relaunch Africa’s newest country and bring it back from the abyss

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

The political stakes on YouTube

The political issues in dispute are substantial, as can be seen from the leading dissidents who organised a press conference on 6 December in Juba. The conference, which can be seen on YouTube but went largely unnoticed abroad because Nelson Mandela had d...

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

From power struggle to uprising

The clashes between rival factions in the SPLA that started in the capital on 15 December are spreading alarmingly fast

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Legacy of war

More accusations of human rights abuses in Jonglei challenge Salva's new government and its army

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