Monday, July 16, 2012

Discussion of Situation in South Sudan

Carol Castiel of VOA's Encounter program asked Jon Temin, head of the Sudan office at the US Institute of Peace, and I to join her for a half hour discussion on the current situation in South Sudan on its one year anniversary of independence. The program ran on 13 July.

Both Jon and I agreed that the high point for South Sudan was independence on 9 July 2011; the situation has generally gone downhill since and has also worsened in Sudan. The decision in January by the government in Juba to end oil production was especially ill-advised.

Click here to access the page that will take you to the program. Scroll to the bottom of the page; the program appears under the airdate for 13 July from 11:30 pm to 12:00 am.

The Enough Project, an enthusiastic support of South Sudan independence and critic of the government in Khartoum, also used the occasion to comment on the situation in South Sudan on its one year anniversary. Click here to read comments by Amanda Hsiao.

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