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Episode 15. The South Sudanese Civil War

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After a 30 year war with Sudan, South Sudan finally gained its independence, but with no external enemy, a power vacuum quickly told hold. Two men lead a nation into a civil war that destroyed the country and broke the future for this African nation even further. Now peace talks are starting again and people are wondering if this will this be the peace deal that finally brings stability, or will the nation once again backslide into mass slaughter? That decision lies in the hand of just two men, the same two who started this war almost 7 years ago.



Alan Boswell

  • Time, The Horn, Crisis Group

Ahmed Soliman

  • Chatham House

John Campbell

  • UN Ambassador to Nigeria


The Red Line's South Sudan Reading List:

We’ve put together some further reading for those of you looking for more resources to help you get across the geopolitics of South Sudan.




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