The 2011 referendum granting South Sudan independence served as a decisive verdict on the history of decades-long civil war as well as the foundational tenets of the modern international community. Adil Babikir evokes lost narratives of national unity that once resounded in both Sudan and South Sudan through a single name: Mongo Zambeiri.
Sudanese women's rights organisations that fled South Kordofan last year are rebuilding their networks, and women like Jalila Khamis Kuku are detained for speaking out about the atrocities committed against the Nuba people. They need our attention and support, says Amel Gorani
In this short film openSecurity talks to the Economics Advisor to the President of South Sudan. The agreement signed in Addis Ababa on the 27th of September means the oil will start flowing again, but what does this mean for South Sudan's future economy, and stability?
September deadline approaches, with little sign of an agreement on outstanding issues. A
piecemeal approach would allow the oil issue to be resolved now, but its
presence as part of a comprehensive package of agreements may
be the only thing keeping negotiators at the table over the harder issues.
In seven years of independent control, South Sudan has not diversified its economy. Now the domestic agricultural sector languishes and international agri-businesses procure land for export markets. This failure could fuel conflict, if real change is not made.
A year after
the UN adopted a declaration in which member states committed to creating
“enabling legal, social and policy frameworks in each national context …to
eliminate stigma, discrimination and violence related to HIV” . Nada Mustafa
Ali reports on the situation in South Sudan
For all the Government of South Sudan's rhetoric, real investment in the country's future has been slow to begin. Even before independence, there were sufficient resources to truly begin building the nation, resources that were squandered in Juba.
Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, economic advisor to the President
of the Republic of South Sudan, looks back on a tumultous year and reflects on the political challenges of
statehood, and the choice before the international community.
The South Sudanese People's Liberation Army has moved into an oil town on the South Sudan/ Sudan border. While nationalist sentiment runs high, the newly separated states can ill afford renewed conflict: political dialogue is both difficult and urgent.
The South Sudanese government
recently decided to stop oil production in retaliation against actions taken by
the Sudanese government in Khartoum. While on the surface it seems a wise
decision, upon closer examination it has resulted in serious and harmful
effects on the government and the South Sudanese people.
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