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South Sudan - News and Analysis

Review − The New Kings of Crude

Luke Patey's new book tells the nuanced story of China and India's struggles to extract oil in the high-risk settings of Sudan and South Sudan.

A Child's Tale: Victims of South Sudan's Conflict

Politicians and armed soldiers may have started South Sudan's conflict, but it is civilians − in particular children − who are paying the cost.

Calculating Coups: Can Data Stop Disasters?

Statistical forecasting isn't perfect but it's always getting better. The international community should sit up and listen because it could help save lives.

The Gulf's New Disposable Workforce

Gulf states' riches have been built on oil, credit and exploited migrant labour. Increasingly, these workers are African.

Justice Cannot Wait in South Sudan

South Sudan’s leaders have a chance to turn a page in history. They should reject any amnesty and cooperate with investigations, even if it means submitting to a process they can’t control.

Donor-Driven Technical Fixes Failed South Sudan: It’s Time to Get Political

While commentators argue about who or what is most at fault for South Sudan's return to conflict, one thing is clear: the international community is not free from blame.

Experts Weekly: South Sudan in Violent Crisis

A long running political struggle at the top of the ruling SPLM has degenerated into violence that risks civil war. Think Africa Press asks seven experts for analysis and what can be done.

One Last Throw of the Dice? Sudan's Faltering Regime

With an economy in tatters and public discontent rising, desperate times for al-Bashir call for desperate measures. But what will they be?

A Gathering Swarm: Could Locusts Escalate Tensions Between the Sudans?

Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.

Review – South Sudan Street Survivors, General Paolino

After 40 years of writing and singing protest songs, General Paolino has had the honour of releasing one of South Sudan's first ever albums.

South Sudan: What Next for the New Cabinet?

President Kiir's new cabinet suggests he is trying to reassure the population as well as foreign oil investors.

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