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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

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan’s Arab Spring?

Protests erupted in Khartoum after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced the elimination of fuel subsidies last week. The question remains whether al-Bashir’s regime can weather these riots and restore

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Sudan the next Arab Spring hot spot?

With its neighbors roiled in the messy aftermath of the Arab Spring, some have expressed hope that Sudan will be the next chip to fall to popular revolution. The most

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan and South Sudan political tension to rise

For over four decades, intra-state conflict raged in the north east African state of Sudan. There were few intermissions from the violence until a long-awaited peace agreement was signed in

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Japanese Investment Breaks South Sudan Oil Deadlock

Without oil, the only major source of revenue for South Sudan, the country would be essentially bankrupt. Fortunately, Japanese investment is changing that. Africa’s vast natural resource wealth offers obvious