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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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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South Sudan News Headlines for January 19-26, 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the week of January 19 to January 26, 2016. South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar says he is fully committed to peace Source: NTV South Sudan: Riek Machar wants Uganda’s Museveni to play bigger role Source: The Africa Report S. Sudanese community accuses Kiir of “failing” …

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South Sudan News Headlines for November 14-21, 2015

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan from the week of November 14-21, 2015. South Sudan rebels and government say each side violated peace deal Source: Reuters South Sudan legislators warn of tribal war over 28 states constitutional amendment Source Sudan Tribune South Sudanese president urges warm reception for SPLM/IO advance team Source: Sudan …

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