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South Sudan: A Politics of Demise or a Vision for Progress?

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The Sudd Institute

Weekly Review

March 9, 2013

By Jok Madut Jok

Summary

The Republic of South Sudan has made tremendous progress on several developmental fronts, including establishment of institutions of governance, reformation of the military, structuring of public service, taking great strides in education and health care, much of which was, admittedly, possible through foreign aid. But as a country that is among the world’s most war-torn countries since World War II and where everything from infrastructure to food to health to transportation has been a priority, what it has achieved in the past few years is remarkable. However, there remains many daunting challenges that have confronted the young state since the end of the war with the north in 2005 and independence in 2011. Most important of these challenges are insecurity, economic woes resulting from discontinued oil production over disputes with Sudan, insufficient national cohesion, and lack of well-coordinated home-grown national development plan that has specific goals and a clear roadmap.

These challenges, despite being independent of each other, have collectively produced three other dynamics, which are now the most talked about issues, at least in urban centers and among the literate population. These dynamics include the on-going review of the transitional constitution, national reconciliation effort spearheaded by the Vice President Riek Machar Teny, and the relations with the Republic of Sudan.

This week’s Sudd Institute review takes a look at these dynamics in order to assess their weight in terms of nation-building, to evaluate relevant public debates, and to map out what direction the citizens think the country is headed. Are we up for possible political fallout that further destabilizes the nation or an open democratic society where citizens can challenge their government and demand better discharge of public office without fear of harassment?

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