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South Sudan - News and Analysis

IGAD’s Missed Opportunity for Action on South Sudan

As people continue to suffer, the latest regional summit ended in little more than repeated promises.

Review − A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts

James Copnall's exploration of 'Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce' is at its best when it is telling human stories of courage and tragedy.

South Sudan: Peace is Possible

South Sudan can achieve peace but it must first confront its many unresolved issues head-on rather than sweep them under the carpet.

The Root of South Sudan's Crisis is Constitutional not Ethnic

Any lasting peace deal must bear in mind the political underpinnings of the ongoing violence and dismantle South Sudan's centralised, high-stakes, zero-sum political system.

Poor Gambella! So Far from Addis Ababa, So Close to South Sudan

An influx of South Sudanese Nuer into Gambella in Ethiopia could destabilise the region, but the impact on long-term development is likely to be more significant.

Lessons From Beyond the Mass Grave for the Central African Republic and South Sudan

The Rwandan genocide was shocking not just because of its extremity and scale, but because it was preventable.

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.