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South Sudan Is Slowly Falling Into Chaos

May 19, 2012

Watching The New State Of South Sudan Fall Into Chaos — Haaretz

Developments so far in South Sudan point to a country plagued by tribalism, government authoritarianism and disastrous economic policies.

When the state of South Sudan came into existence last July, with great fanfare, Israel was one of the first nations to recognize it, having provided support for South Sudanese leaders since the 1960s during the first civil war. Indeed, in late December, Salva Kiir Mayardit – the president of South Sudan – came to Jerusalem, where he discussed the unique prospect of locating the country’s embassy there. It was therefore no surprise that President Shimon Peres spoke so enthusiastically of the visit as a “moving and historic moment” for him and Israel.

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More News On The Conflict In South Sudan

Flood of Sudan refugees flows into South camp — The Hindu/AP
South Sudan slides towards destitution amid border conflict with Sudan — The Guardian
Civilians Flee, Soldiers Dig In On Sudanese Frontier — NPR
South Sudan: SPLA Soldiers Hold Frontline Position — Voice of America
Corruption Threatens South Sudan’s Loan Dealings: Global Witness — Sudan Vision
South Sudan refuses to be held to ransom by the north — Nicky Woolf, The Guardian