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Vol 50 No 2

Published 23rd January 2009


Bargaining with warlords

Southern Sudan is still run like a feudal state, with President Salva Kiir Mayardit appointing people from among competing factions and ethnic interest groups in a complex balancing act. Top jobs are handed out on grounds of seniority, military strength and ethnicity, rather than experience or merit, at the expense of efficiency.

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