South Sudan

Book Review: South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence (2012)

Dr Christine Ryan of the University of Winchester describes South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence as an accessible read tracing South Sudan’s journey to self-determination. Not since 2008 has the world seen the birth of a new country, so when South Sudan was added to that distinguished list in 2011, those unfamiliar with the history of Sudan were left curious […]

VIDEO: Challenges for a new nation: The IGC in South Sudan

South Sudan is a state still in conflict. Border tensions and the struggle over oil rents have fostered cross-border raids, Sudanese bombings of refugee camps, and reprisal incursions. The decision in February 2012 to stop pumping oil, which generates 98% of government revenue and is the country’s only export, has plunged the country into economic crisis. The International Growth Centre […]

January 9th, 2013|Economics|0 Comments|

The political situation between the two #Sudans should be the priority for AU mediators

In the second part of his reflections on South Sudan’s first year as an independent nation, LSE’s Matthew LeRiche says unresolved political issues between Sudan and South Sudan, rather than oil, is the reason for the continuing conflict between the two countries. Read Part 1 – Internal Conflict within South Sudan is as much a challenge as that with their […]

Internal conflict within South #Sudan is as much as a challenge as that with their northern neighbour

In the first of a four-part series looking at South Sudan one year after independence, LSE’s Matthew Le Riche assesses the challenges and successes after the first year of the world’s youngest nation. It has been one year since South Sudan’s monumental moment – gaining independence after a long-fought struggle against Khartoum’s central authorities. The following commentary is a personal reflection on this […]

July 11th, 2012|Conflict|0 Comments|

South Sudan leaders must reflect on their history of struggle for inspiration to bring prosperity to the country

Lorna Merekaje recently completed the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) here at LSE. A citizen of South Sudan, she reflects on the first year of independence for the country.  The independence of South Sudan can best be described as a dream come true! Since February 2011 when the referendum results were officially announced, that nearly 99% voted for secession, every […]

One year on, South Sudanese living in the North still lack fundamental rights and freedoms

In our third post reflecting on South Sudan’s first year as an independent nation, LSE’s Charles Majinge argues that there needs to be a stronger international focus on the erosion of fundamental rights of the South Sudanese living in the North.  In July 2011, South Sudan officially declared its independence after its people voted en masse in a referendum which […]

South Sudan’s leaders are risking the country’s future in the oil pipeline stand-off with Khartoum

Almost a year on from independence, LSE’s Adam Hyde argues that the failure of both South Sudan and Sudan to compromise on oil revenues is pushing both states to the brink of what might become a protracted period of human suffering.  Juba, the capital of South Sudan, is a vastly different city to that of a year ago, when the […]

South Sudan’s ultimate goal should be to phase out its petroleum industry

As our series commemorating the first anniversary of the independence of South Sudan, LSE’s Dr Jason Hickel looks at how it can use its oil wealth to secure its future. This post was first published in the Africa Report. South Sudan will be celebrating the first anniversary of its independence on 9 July .  But the day’s revelry will be […]

July 4th, 2012|Resources|0 Comments|

British policy in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan bears some responsibility for the deep-rooted divisions between North and South

This is the first of a series of posts over the next week commemorating the first anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on 9 July. In this post, historian, Douglas H. Johnson looks at how the “Southern policy”, implemented by the British colonial authorities, contributed to the rift between North and South Sudan. This article originally appeared in the South Sudan newspaper, […]

VIDEO: Sudan expert Alex de Waal looks at the recent background of the strife between the #Sudans

South Sudan has had a rocky start in its first year as an independent nation. Strife with Sudan has been a constant feature whether over oil, citizenship or territory. Alex de Waal is the Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and a Visiting Professor at LSE. In this video, he discusses how unresolved issues from the 2005 Comprehensive […]

May 31st, 2012|Conflict|2 Comments|

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