THE GENESIS, DYNAMICS AND EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SOUTH SUDAN

Abstract

South Sudan is in deep trouble despite the armistice signed on 9 May 2014. What promised to be a peaceful independent state suddenly descended into chaos and bloodshed. The key goal of this paper is to highlight how the struggle for power in Africa’s newest state casts darkness on the future of the nation and the continent at large. Despite competition for power being the crux of the matter, the conflict was aggravated by the fact that it contained ethnic overtones, an aspect dominant in the whole economic spectrum of the country

Keywords: Civil War, Ethnicity, Humanitarian Crisis, National Interests, Political Instability, South Sudan


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