Featured 26 April 2015

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South Sudan military spending doubles to $1bn, highest in region

IN SUMMARY Africa’s youngest nation relies on oil revenue to fund about 80 per cent of its budget. South Sudan’s military spending rose to $1.08 billion last year, up from $982 million in 2013. Since December 2013, South Sudan has been fighting dissident soldiers and armed civilians led by former vice president Dr Riek Machar. Region counts the cost as S.S...

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The Ever-changing Face of Dr. Lam Akol in the politics of South Sudan

In a press conference in Juba last week, the leader of South Sudan Opposition Party SPLM–DC, Dr Lam Akol, criticized the government of South Sudan on being against the West. The issue seems to weave around the involvement of TROIKA in the upcoming IGAD Plus talks in Addis Ababa. The Government has since made its position clear that TROIKA should only be involved in ...

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The Families of our Elites: Serving Two Masters at a go?

Strange things are always happening in South Sudan that leave everyone flabbergasted what the hell is going on with the families of our elites? Some families have prominent members in both the government as well as within the rebel movement. Do they want to dominate South Sudan's politics even in the rebellion? The recent incredible defections left people in pecu...

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The Specter of Tribalism: A political Quagmire in South Sudan

With vast forests, plains and hills, South Sudan has an estimated population of some eight million. This population, though very small for all that land, is composed of many different cultures and languages, a few of whom have ever known peace and unity among themselves. Having never existed as a sovereign state and its citizens being a minority group in old Suda...

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BY: Bol Mathieng A, JUBA, FEB/26/2015, SSN; Accountability can be defined in a layman's language as giving an account on how a given action was taken or a sum of money has been spent, this has been lack...

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BY: Mayak Deng Aruei, USA, FEB/15/2015, SSN; The democratic semblances that President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar keep showering in are empty promises to the governed. Why talk about something that i...

BY: Deng Lueth Yuang, Economist, South Sudan, FEB/12/2015, SSN; I think South Sudan’s peace is elusive because IGAD is “stupid.” Messrs. Mahboub Maalim (Sec. Gen. of IGAD), Ethiopian Prime Minis...