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South Sudan

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

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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...


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...


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...

A deal under duress

The combatants have signed up to a ceasefire more because they ran out of options than because they wanted peace

The threat of targeted sanctions against the combatants and the concern of East Africa's leaders that they would lose face at next week's African Union summit were the driving forc...

Seats for dissidents

The four oppositionists still detained in Juba – Pa’gan Amum, Oyai Deng, Majak d’Agot, Ezekiel Lol – are unlikely to join the talks due in Addis Ababa on 7 ...

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