Magazine article New Internationalist

Breaking Sudan

Magazine article New Internationalist

Breaking Sudan

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Breaking Sudan by Jok Madut Jok (Oneworld, ISBN 978 1786070036)

Until 2011 Sudan was geographically Africa's largest country. But after decades of bloody civil war, a new nation-state emerged - South Sudan. The news was greeted with jubilation by locals and the international community. But, six years later, the situation in South Sudan is abysmal. A civil war has been raging for the past three years between government and opposition forces, and genocide has been replaced by mass famine.

In Breaking Sudan, Jok Madut Jok attempts to explain why the end of the prolonged north-south conflicts and the break-up of the country, in the name of peace, has paradoxically created more conflict. A public policy expert and academic, he uses research conducted over a number of years in South Sudan and among the diaspora. …

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