Al Jazeera Inside Story hosts a discussion of the new fighting in South Sudan, featuring Alex de Waal with Ateny Wek Ateny, Spokesman for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Justin Lynch, Editorial Fellow at the New America Foundation who has worked extensively in South Sudan. Video available online. For more background on de Waal’s analysis of South Sudan, including warning signs that have been mounting over the past few months, see his March 2016 Occasional Paper on South Sudan.

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2 Responses to What’s Gone Wrong in South Sudan?

  1. Khalid AlMubarak says:

    I have just watched the video of the AlJazeera programme.I agree with what Alex de Waal has said about error of bringing two warring groups together to Juba and hoping that they would join hands to secure peace!This was based on the guarantees given by the two leaders when pressured to make peace .As Justin Lynch said,it is not about two leaders.There are men and women around them who are very influential.Some control forces and,as former rebels,have little or no commitment to professional armies’ chain of command.In other words,they can start shooting without being ordered by the president or his Vice President.
    On the other hand,the spokesman of the president has made a valid point about corruption.It could not have taken place and continued without holes and gaps in the mechanisms of international finance and without complicity of outsiders.
    The way forward is to try to neutralise the most aggressive people around the two leaders,push for elections as scheduled and consolidate UN forces to keep the peace.

  2. nakliyat says:

    Thanks for sharing this post. Nice project for sudan.

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