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South Sudan

South Sudan

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

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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...


Salva changes the guard

In a sudden and sweeping military reshuffle, President Salva Kiir Mayardit retired six deputy chiefs of general staff and 29 major generals by decree on 21 January. The idea is to...


Let them eat fish

Oil may start flowing again but it will take more than that to rescue a weak economy and internal feuds will continue

South Sudanese will have to wait longer for their peace dividend. The main prospects for 2013 are more fraught negotiations with Khartoum on security and oil and most people will f...


Falling foreign support

Juba’s failure to react to its shrinking reservoir of international goodwill was illustrated firstly, by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army shooting down a helicopter of the United...


Wooing Juba

Talks about a loan worth US$1-2 billion and finance for mining and energy projects show the growing strength of relations

Diplomats from Beijing continue their courtship of the South Sudan government, with substantive talks about new billion-dollar loans and promises of Chinese diplomatic support. All...


Financing deals finally take off

More eye-catching Chinese loans to South Sudan hit the headlines in April, as did more uncertainty about what exactly has been agreed. A year to the day since South Sudan’s Preside...


Triangular relations

China may be a weapon which Khartoum and Juba use in their conflicts but oil interests lock all three parties into a triangular relationship

On 15 March, President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir sent a message of congratulations to China’s new President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who officially assumed power...


Juba runs out of patience

The governing party cracks down on critics at home as its negotiations with Khartoum continue to frustrate

The prospect of oil exports resuming in the next few weeks and the economic boost that brings should have cheered President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government. However, long-term imp...


Juba jitters

Security is still being tightened after coup rumours, along with discontent triggered by the 27 September agreements with Sudan. The arrest of a senior Sudan People’s Liberation Ar...


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