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South Sudan

Population: 11.7 mn.
GDP: $11.9 bn.
Debt: n/a

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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...


Pax Salvatica

The balance shifts as Washington acknowledges Taban as Vice-President and Riek flees to Khartoum

International plans for an expanded peacekeeping force of 4,000 African troops are at odds with the aims of South Sudan's rejigged Transitional Government of National Unity. Juba o...


Riek rival boosts Salva

An internal party coup against Riek Machar complicates efforts to get the peace deal back on track

The replacement of First Vice-President (FVP) Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon by his former chief negotiator with the government, Taban Deng Gai, on 23 July has thrown regional and intern...


Finally, the AU moves in

Although backed by the UN and regional organisations, AU plans to send an intervention force to Juba are fraught with peril

African leaders' plans to send a rapid intervention force to South Sudan to boost security and protect civilians will put them on a collision course with the government of Presiden...


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