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South Sudan news and analysis from The Nation
March 20, 2020
The Sudanese Ousted a Dictator Last Year—Why Is Washington Still Imposing Sanctions?
Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes talks about Sudan’s hopeful but uncertain future in the wake of its peaceful democratic revolution.
April 26, 2019
Sudan’s Unfinished Revolution: The Dictator Is Gone, but the Fight Continues
“We held each other and cried. Everyone around us was crying and chanting.”
January 25, 2019
Sudan’s Third Uprising: Is It a Revolution?
The protests are spreading, and the Bashir dictatorship is being challenged as never before.
April 9, 2018
Can US Sanctions on South Sudan Rein in a Nation of Warlords?
The US helped broker South Sudan’s independence only to watch it unravel into ethnic warfare.
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
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November 15, 2016
What Can We Expect From Donald Trump, US Commander in Chief?
We have no idea, but intending to “bomb the shit out of” ISIS isn’t a good sign.
October 20, 2016
Where the Bodies Are Buried
War and survival in South Sudan’s forgotten town.
May 3, 2016
Did South Sudan’s Salva Kiir Really Just Endorse Trump?
No, but when a satirical newspaper reported that the cowboy hat–wearing president of South Sudan did, nearly everyone found it plausible.