January 10, 2014

South Sudan: 100 Years of Looking the Other Way

David Blair, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

All of the people I spoke to believed they would be killed on sight by their Dinka neighbours if they set foot beyond the barbed wire stockade which now surrounds them. In effect, they have become prisoners in their own country. So why did this conflict arise? To understand that, you have to delve into history, the history of South Sudan – and of Sudan itself, from which the new country seceded in 2011. There is one recurring theme: this country has a habit of ignoring its most painful problems until they explode into conflict.

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TAGGED: Africa, Sudan, South Sudan

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