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South Sudan

South Sudan

Population: 12.23 mn.
GDP: $9.01 bn.
Debt: n/a

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No cash, no peace

The new agreement between the warring parties has ambition but twice-bitten donors won’t fund it. Few believe it has a future

It's official: the peace agreement has been signed, all protocols observed, the countdown begun. With all parties supposedly on board, a Revitalised Transitional Government of Nati...


Terrain trial

The conviction of 10 of the 12 soldiers accused of the July 2016 Terrain Hotel attack in Juba has had a lukewarm response from human rights organisations. They say it is only a sta...


Deal or no deal?

'Very much a starting point' was the verdict of United Nations Special Representative David Shearer on the latest agreement by the main political actors of South Sudan on 5 August ...


Sanctions and splits

Mediators are talking up a five-party power-sharing deal but the leaders shirk responsibility for mass killings

Hardly a day passes without some new iteration of a South Sudan peace deal, new venues for talks, new concessions, and new demands but without much forward motion towards peace bei...


A seven-year hitch

June's surprise Khartoum Declaration of Agreement, which saw both government and rebels recommit to a cessation of hostilities and work towards power-sharing was just enough to pos...


Scuttle diplomacy

June's abortive round of the South Sudan peace 'revitalisation' process in Addis Ababa, convened by the eight-nation regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), did...


Splits and special pleas

An increasingly isolated Salva is under threat and making desperate moves as his former army chief defects

In April, the unity of President Salva Kiir Mayardit's Dinka-dominated alliance fractured further when his former army chief Paul Malong Awan announced the formation of yet another...


Salva's bunker mentality

A reshuffle has seen the President promote his kinsmen to shore up his position, but that narrows his base and could weaken him further

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has tightened his control over key finance and security posts by appointing loyalists from his home region. In March, Salva sacked Stephen Dhieu Dau a...


Cash pipeline set to flow

An influx of cash is expected now that debts to Khartoum are almost clear. Arms and oilfield security will have first call on the money

Oil money will soon begin flowing into South Sudan's coffers once more as the clearance of all its arrears to Khartoum approaches. Juba is due to wipe out its final debts to Kharto...


Salva stalls the peacemakers

The government is exploiting Riek Machar's obduracy to push back against pressure from the mediators in Addis Ababa

South Sudan's sequestered president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, made a rare excursion out of Juba the first week of March. Rarer still, the trip was within the country's borders. 'I want...


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