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Asia Pacific Middle East/North Africa

China serves as a stabilizing force in South Sudan’s fragile peace

On Wednesday, the “final final” peace deal was ostensibly struck– a handshake between South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kirr– signifying a truce in the 5-year civil war that has devastated the young nation.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Instability in South Sudan threatens East African businesses

Fatal clashes in South Sudan raise the possibility of civil war and the certainty of on-going instability, which may have measurable implications for businesses and economies in East Africa.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan risks entering a second round of conflict

South Sudan’s former rebel leader has returned to form a government with President Salva Kiir but the risk of instability and renewed conflict remains high.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Conflict in South Sudan a major concern for China

Economic dependence and political conflict between Sudan and South Sudan has turned into a dire investment climate. Chinese companies are caught in the middle, but also capitalise on political divisions.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan risk threatens FDI

Embroiled in conflict, South Sudan’s presents an high-risk investment environment. The conflict threatens FDI in its oil industry and its overall economic development. The end of 2013 saw growing conflict within

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan crisis far beyond a power struggle

On December 15, around 10 PM, heavy gun fire clashes between the South Sudanese presidential guards were reported in the capital Juba. The national TV went off air, and the

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan corruption rampant, despite sacked ministers

Over the past few weeks, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has made several controversial decisions that will mark the history of the two-year-old nation. In an already troubled political