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South Sudan

South Sudan

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

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Long tunnel, glimmer of light

A step has been taken to end the fighting and towards a lasting political agreement. Weak oil prices put more pressure on the government

A tentative step forward has been made with a political reunification deal signed in Arusha on 21 January between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his sacked Deputy Riek Machar Te...


A deadline for the deadline

Regional officials are finally running out of patience with obfuscation from both warring parties and could impose sanctions next month

This time the deadline for a peace and power-sharing agreement is serious, runs the message from regional and international officials. On 25 August, the Inter-Governmental Authorit...


Famine ‘almost a certainty’

The conflict has caused a food emergency and sanctions against the rival leaders for blocking progress are now on the table

One million South Sudanese are threatened by starvation, with at least another three million at serious risk, United Nations and United States' officials say. The US Agency for Int...


The end of the beginning

President Salva Kiir and his former Deputy, Riek Machar, have agreed to an interim government but its shape is far from clear

Mediators in Addis Ababa studiously played down the fact that the cessation of hostilities agreement signed on 9 May was not the result of face-to-face talks between South Sudan's ...


Fixing the forces

Foreign military assistance is piecemeal and has yet to be sorted out. Britain’s contribution, for instance, includes training an officer in England, along with one from Suda...


Calling time on the killing

As the rival leaders appear indifferent to the slaughter and threats to stability, support is growing for a serious intervention force and targeted sanctions

The pressures of war are mounting but President Salva Kiir Mayardit still sports a black ten-gallon hat and a hefty walking stick. Looking tired and stooped, Salva hectored a group...

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The third eleven enters the contest

At talks in Addis Ababa about forming an interim government in South Sudan, some are pinning their hopes on a group of eleven politicians, most of whom were ministers until they we...


Talks or treason trials

President Salva Kiir is hardening Juba’s line as Western governments threaten sanctions against those blocking peace talks

Any parties in South Sudan – government or otherwise – trying to undermine the peace talks would face some form of sanction, the special envoys from the United States, ...


Shooting in Juba, talking in Addis

Regional governments plan to send in troops as pressure grows for a political settlement

As the African Union discusses sending a stabilisation force to South Sudan, there is a glimmer of hope in Addis Ababa, where a new committee from all sides is due to meet on 7 Mar...

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The battle for Malakal

Foreign Minister Barnaba talks reconciliation as government and rebels fight for control of oil-rich Upper Nile

In the most serious breach of the 23 January cessation of hostilities agreement, fierce fighting is raging as government and rebel forces clash in Malakal, capital of Upper Nile St...


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