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Vol 56 No 11

Published 29th May 2015


South Sudan

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 bloodletting. Fighting in Burundi saw the 15-18 May International Conference on the Great Lakes Region moved to Luanda and the drama of an ongoing coup attempt resonated nicely with Lieutenant General Salva's narrative of facing down an attempted coup by his ousted Vice-President, which has met scepticism elsewhere.

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