South Sudan born with makings of crisis – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/8c3b610c-76f6-11e3-a253-00144feabdc0.html
William Wallis nails the way a short-sighted advocacy campaign – largely driven by a blame Khartoum agenda – failed to prepare the ground for a new country…
This time the blame lies squarely within the southern leadership and a power struggle between the president, Salva Kiir, and his sacked deputy Riek Machar. The speed with which a shootout between their rival forces in the army has metastasised into a vicious conflict has exposed the naivety of those self-appointed cheerleaders of southern independence abroad, who argued that all other issues were secondary to sovereignty.
Well worth reading the full piece.