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South Sudan

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

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Mission impossible

The UN Security Council renews its peacekeepers’ mandate in Darfur but UN operations in Sudan have failed to protect civilians or prevent war

The worsening political crises in Juba and Khartoum are fuelling hostilities between the two capitals. When South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his cabinet on ...


A power struggle, not a coup

President Salva has opened the leadership contest by sacking his deputy and all his ministers – and has strengthened his position in the process

When President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his Vice-President, all his ministers, the governing party’s Secretary General and several senior police officers on 23 July, the wo...


New investors, armed and dangerous

Juba's search for investment dollars has attracted disgraced European politicians and American military entrepreneurs

Now styling himself an 'independent financial analyst', Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in Juba on 14 May to help highlight the launch of the National Credit Bank. Before falling fr...


Turning the oil taps on and off again

Khartoum's latest threat to shut down South Sudan's oil pipeline may look like political retaliation against the Juba government but it was prompted by a growing internal crisis in Sudan

Just as oil had just started to flow again from South Sudan to Sudan, after months of negotiations and external pressure, Sudan's President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir ordered the ...


Unhappy anniversary

This time Khartoum turns off Juba's oil taps in a move that will damage both countries' economies and escalate tensions across the border

The meeting between Khartoum's hawkish Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Kurti and China's Africa envoy Zhong Jianhua on 16 June over Sudan's plans to cut South Sudan's export pipeline sh...


Ruling by decree

President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s sacking of Cabinet Affairs Minister Deng Alor Kuol and Finance Minister Kosti Manibe Ngai on 18 June has prompted puzzlement and some hostilit...


Reverses in Jonglei

The conflict in Jonglei looks set to intensify despite the Juba government offering rebels an amnesty. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reports heavy fighting in ...


After they open the taps

The 12 March deal between Juba and Khartoum now looks as if will restore South Sudan’s major source of government income – oil

The Juba government ‘has given the order to resume oil production and companies are now making preparations to do so,’ a source close to the negotiations with Sudan told Africa Con...


What Juba gets from the oil deal

Oil production from Unity State is expected to begin in ‘about three weeks’, said a source close to the deal on 12 March. Fields in Upper Nile, meanwhile, are expected to take ‘abo...


Tap dancing

There is widespread optimism that oil will soon again flow from South Sudan to Sudan after a 14-month break since Juba turned off the tap. The two governments agreed on 12 March o...


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