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Heightened Human Security Concerns in South Sudan May Lay the Foundations of Great Power Competition in North Africa

A South Sudanese famine, exacerbated by recent large-scale flooding, is threatening to deal a shattering blow to the world’s youngest state. Wracked by domestic instability and with a government refusing to acknowledge the danger faced by its people, the potential for a humanitarian disaster is enormous. Now is the chance for the UN and the West to reaffirm its commitment to stability in North Africa. 

Insights Under The Radar

South Sudan: Despite new peace deal, stability is a far-cry

South Sudan’s contemporary history suggests that conflict could erupt anytime due to the tense and uptight military balance in the capital. Hence, despite the new peace agreement, the country will not be experiencing stability anytime soon.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan: Post civil war instability

September’s peace deal in South Sudan was greeted with apprehensive relief. Now scepticism is rising.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why an arms embargo could be South Sudan’s best hope

A comprehensive arms embargo on weapons flows into South Sudan would improve regional humanitarian conditions, mitigating political violence and growing civil unrest.

Future Generator Sub-Saharan Africa

Future Generator: Uganda media coverage to remain negative in early February

Mounting concerns about Uganda’s mismanagement, and increasing refugee flows from South Sudan, will yield negative media coverage over the next two weeks.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US hikes rates. South Korea holds security talks. Concerns grows over Sudan. The European Council meets. Putin and Abe discuss deal. All in The Week Ahead.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa withdraws from ICC: what next for human rights and Africa?

The decision made by South Africa to leave the ICC has been criticized by many, and holds a series of serious geopolitical implications.

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.

Asia Pacific Middle East/North Africa Security

Does China’s Silk Road lead to Damascus?

The People’s Republic of China continues to expand its influence in the Middle East. Syria’s long term bilateral ties with China brings about questions on how China’s ambitions might play

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.