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South Sudan

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

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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...


Cycle of broken deals

Ceasefire violations, threats of sanctions and censorship in Juba will accompany the fighting in the absence of outside intervention

As the New Year dawned, diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian officials from all corners of the globe silently breathed sighs of relief that the Christmas ceasefire appeared to ...


Low expectations for peace talks

As the two sides in the conflict meet in Addis they trade accusations of unwarranted attacks. The notion of talks being 'revitalised' is already coming under question

The 'High Level Revitalisation Forum' in Addis Ababa looked doomed as soon as it began on 18 December. Several military offensives are already in progress and are unlikely to stop....


No let-up in southern fighting

Battles rage in the southern province of Equatoria, where a rival rebel group threatens to split the opposition

Since the collapse of South Sudan's Western-backed peace deal in July 2016, civil war has engulfed much of the three Equatorian provinces which comprise the southern third of the c...


Military justice

Juba has reacted angrily to Amnesty International's latest report, Do Not Remain Silent: Survivors of Sexual Violence in South Sudan Call for Justice and Reparations. The report co...


The fall of 'King Paul'

This year's 16 May celebrations of the anniversary of the founding of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in 1983 were more than usually subdued. There was concern over an im...


Storm over $10,000 permit

The United Nations warns that famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen is the greatest humanitarian challenge since the Second World War. So President Salva Kiir Mayardit'...


Power before food

President Salva Kiir Mayardit's beleaguered government seems not to grasp the seriousness of the 20 February official declaration of famine, jointly by Juba and the United Nations,...


A scorched earth peace

The President has outmanoeuvred his rival, but the legacy of their bloody conflict is mass malnutrition and warnings of genocide

The realisation that President Salva Kiir Mayardit's peacemaking strategy – dubbed by cynics 'Pax Salvatica' because he implemented it unilaterally – has failed to deli...


Salva and Riek in the dock

Pressure is mounting on the government after well-documented accounts of murder, rape and theft

Two detailed reports last week on corruption and rights abuses by the Juba government and its adversaries could reinvigorate the peace agreement signed over a year ago. An investig...


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