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South Sudan

South Sudan

Population: 12.58 mn.
GDP: $2.9 bn.
Debt: n/a

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The IMF picks up the cheque as officials grumble

A hefty loan with few conditions raises questions as the government is lambasted for rights abuses and its opaque finances

Civil servants in Juba joke that even if they see their monthly pay-check, it's all gone by the time they have paid for a haircut. Now the International Monetary Fund has offered a...


Oil on audit

South Sudan's oil sector, which accounts for 85% of government revenue, has resisted an audit amid a litany of scandals and repeated promises of opening the books. But internationa...


Economy running on fumes

Tumbling oil revenues have severely dented government finances, as debts mount and donors baulk at picking up the bill

South Sudan's economy is dead on its feet. Falling oil prices have squeezed government revenues, sending hard currency reserves tumbling and inflation soaring. Political stability ...


Juba shops for new image

The leaders of South Sudan, notorious for its civil war, inconclusive peace deals and corruption, have found $280,500 to hire a lobbyist to try to persuade the United States govern...


The sick men of Africa

With three out of five vice-presidents, 10 cabinet members and all but one of the now disbanded High-Level Task Force on Coronavirus having tested positive for Covid-19, there is m...


Who wants the oil?

There is mounting international concern at the delays in implementing the latest peace agreement, and that President Salva Kiir Mayardit is flouting the spirit of the deal. The Int...


The fourth horseman

Officially, South Sudan remained one of the few African countries at the beginning of April to be free of the coronavirus, although draconian measures are in place to try to preven...


Beyond a hundred days

Hopes dim and donors lose patience as factions come no closer to a lasting agreement

Despite the prodigious efforts of various diplomats, regional organisations and assorted church groups to push for the formation of a government of national unity, there is increas...


Peace deal wheelspin

Another extension prevents the peace deal from collapsing but there is little sign that the impasse can be broken despite a new US gambit

The latest peace deal is on life support despite the two leaders agreeing to form a unity government by February. Opposition leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon had refused to return t...


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