South Sudan falls out of favor with international donors

Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham The relationship between the government of South Sudan and the donor community is changing. International discourse on the East African country has moved from warm and sympathetic to disapproving, critical and exasperated. The tense relationship took a hit in March when Juba stated its intention to raise the permit fees …

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Lessons from The Gambia to end the impasse in South Sudan

Andrew Edward Tchie, University of Essex Not for the first time, South Sudan appears on the International Crisis Group watch list of the world’s most volatile conflicts to watch. This is on top of climbing to second on Transparency International’s index of the most corrupt countries. The world’s newest nation is bedevilled by multiple conflicts …

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South Sudan crisis is complex, but there’s an exit from fragility

Sarah Logan, International Growth Centre and Peter Biar Ajak, International Growth Centre South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The violence was triggered by disagreements between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. Since then conflict has become widespread and has flared in previously peaceful regions. …

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Who’s behind South Sudan’s return to fighting, if not Kiir or Machar?

Clemence Pinaud, Indiana University Heavy fighting in the South Sudanese capital of Juba over the past few days has led to hundreds of deaths and the suggestion that the country is “back to war”. The question on everyone’s lips has been: who is behind the violence? This question is all the more curious given that …

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South Sudan News Headlines for 12 July 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the period July 8 through July 12, 2016. South Sudan’s former rebel leader Machar says attacked by president’s Salva Kiir forces, urges calm Source: The Star A ruthless general called ‘King Paul’ may be behind South Sudan’s recent conflict Source: Quartz South Sudan: More than …

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