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South Sudan’s South: Conflict in the Equatorias

International Crisis Group Africa Report N°23625 May 2016 AFP/Samir Bol EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The formation of a transitional government following Riek Machar’s return to Juba in April marked the most significant milestone of the August 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) that ended the twenty-month […]

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South Sudan: Riek Machar ‘delayed over weapons dispute’

Disagreement over weapons is preventing rebel leader from returning to Juba to form unity government, officials say. Justin Lynch |  A disagreement over weapons is preventing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar from returning to Juba, according to demands from a government official and a rebel spokesman. Since December 2013, South Sudan has been crippled […]

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The country on the verge of famine – where $6bn has gone missing

In part three of James Cusick’s special reports on South Sudan, he explains how the country is on the verge of going bust – but not everyone is suffering James Cusick Juba, South Sudan A large number of people wait for food air-drops by ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), outside Thonyor, in South Sudan, on February […]

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After Madaya, Will the World Watch South Sudan Starve Too?

From Foreign Policy After Madaya, Will the World Watch South Sudan Starve Too? BY SIOBHÁN O’GRADY In April 2014, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon warned that South Sudan was on the brink of famine, and that without immediate action up to one million people would starve. Nearly two years later, aid groups and the U.N. are warning that […]

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Scenarios for South Sudan in 2020

by  Dr. Jaïr van der Lijn Executive Summary Although a peace agreement that includes important steps to build a stable and peaceful South Sudan was signed in 2015, the future of the country remains highly uncertain. Violent confrontations and human rights abuses continue and frequently it appears that parties have more faith in victory after […]

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South Sudan Bill limits foreign aid workers amid humanitarian crisis

  In Summary The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many aid workers believe is simply not viable. Aid agencies already employ large numbers of South Sudanese — often far higher than the 80 per cent level […]

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No Surprise: South Sudan misses deadline to form unity government

Image copyrightReutersImage captionSouth Sudan former Vice-President Riek Machar (L) and President Salva Kiir (R) missed a deadline to create a unity government South Sudan has missed a key deadline to create a transitional government, after the president increased the number of provinces from 10 to 28. The plan for a unity government was part of […]

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Strathink’s Winners and Losers in 2015

Our Winners are Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegne, the People of Eritrea, Tanzanian President John Magufuli and Rwandan President Paul Kagame The Strathink editorial team would like to begin by congratulating Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on being named AfricaWorld “Man of the Year.” Moreover, the team would like to congratulate the people of Ethiopia for […]

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South Sudan: On the Brink of Renewed War

From International Crisis Group Juba/Addis Ababa/Brussels  | AFP/Samir Bol A major breach of the agreement signed in Addis Ababa and Juba in August to end South Sudan’s now two-year old civil war is increasingly likely. While low-level conflict is continuing in Unity state, conflict is now escalating in the Equatorias and Western Bahr el Ghazal. Many […]

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Deadly Enterprise: Dismantling South Sudan’s War Economy and Countering Potential Spoilers

From The Enough Project Political Economy of African Wars Series “Deadly Enterprise” is the third in a series of in-depth, field research-driven reports on the dynamics of profit and power fueling war in the Horn, East and Central Africa. Violent kleptocracies dominate the political landscape of this region, leading to protracted conflicts marked by the […]

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