South Sudan born with makings of crisis

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.


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