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South Sudan

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

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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...


How to pay for Salva's jet

A bloated budget giving largesse to the military and politicians but austerity for the rest threatens an already fragile peace

The formation of a unity government has been thrown into doubt again after it was reported this week that Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition leader Riek Machar would ...


Juba's payday loan habit

The government’s fondness for pre-selling oil greases the wheels but hurts the exchequer. It’s an addiction that will be hard to break

Developing countries have long been advised against forward-selling their natural resources – often their only source of foreign exchange – in return for upfront cash. The credit i...


Ruing the day

The British government's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into suspected corruption by UK currency printer De La Rue Group and associates in South Sudan. Th...


'Not even the Pope'

An extraordinary display of humility by Pope Francis shocked the rival leaders but has not make the tenuous peace less fragile

On 10 and 11 April, South Sudan's rival warring leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, met at the Vatican face to face for perha...


Peace maybe, prosperity no

Old adversaries finally appear ready to make a go of peace but the international community is reluctant to foot the bill

If everything goes to plan and on schedule, South Sudan should finally turn the corner in 2019 and take its rightful place among the community of African states that have recovered...


Day return to Juba please

The much-publicised return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal bu...


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