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South Sudan

South Sudan

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

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.


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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...

Revenge culture

Threats of sanctions and prosecution have done nothing to stop the rival combatants from a new round of attacks before the rainy season

A government offensive to dislodge the rebels from their Unity State stronghold before rains make roads impassable for its mechanised forces has triggered a mass exodus of civilian...

The other crisis

As government funds dry up and talks with the World Bank break down, Juba is seeking increasingly risky loans

The government in Juba is trying to make do with virtually no income. The fall in the world price of oil, the government's main source of income, has been particularly bruising. Ha...

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