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Conflict between autonomous South Sudan and northern government.


From Southern Sudan - The Four Theses:

Even before Sudan first gained its independence, in 1956, a separatist insurgency has existed in Southern Sudan. The root causes of this struggle - economic marginalization and political disenfranchisement - have never been adequately resolved. Twice this insurgency has boiled over into all-out civil war. The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was the result of an international effort aimed at ending the period of conflict known as the Second Sudanese Civil War, a conflict which lasted from 1983 - 2005. The CPA was signed between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). Given that the root causes were the same, this conflict was really just a continuation of the First Sudanese Civil War (1955 - 1973). However, unlike the first iteration, the Second Sudanese Civil War featured considerable regional support for the opposing belligerents. In effect, the Second Sudanese Civil War was as much an interstate war by proxy as it was an intrastate conflict.

The CPA provided for a level of autonomy for Southern Sudan (with a regional capital in Juba), and established the framework for a government of national unity (located in the country's capital, Khartoum). The CPA succeeded in all these respects. But like so many other well-intentioned efforts, the CPA carried the seeds of its own destruction - a 'poison pill.' In this case, the 'poison pill' is a key provision of the CPA that sets a date for Southern Sudan to hold a referendum on its future status - full union within Sudan, albeit with considerable autonomy, or independence. According to the terms of the CPA, the referendum was set to be held six years to the day following the signing of the CPA. Since the CPA was signed on January 9th, 2005; the referendum is set for January 9th, 2011.

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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 113 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 1,935,000 IDPs
WFP Hunger Map: 26 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating C
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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Sudan army 07/13 Khartoum reinforces S. Sudan border to secure oil facilities 07/13 Sudan holds SPLM-N rebels responsible for failure of peace talks 07/11 S. Sudan Presidential Mandate Extension - Constitutional? 07/11 South Sudan rebels dismiss alleged fragmentation of the country 07/11 S. Sudan Presidential Mandate Extension - Constitutional? 07/10 South Sudan: In Paul Malong's Kingdom - Politics On the Periphery 07/10 S. Sudanese rights activist urges leaders to end violence 07/10 South Sudan: Little to Celebrate On South Sudan's Fourth Anniversary 07/09 Opinion: South Sudan - mired in misery after four years of independence 07/09 South Sudan rebels say president Kiir a challenge to the world 07/09 South Sudan: S Sudan in Crisis As Independence Celebrations Commence 07/09 South Sudan: Citizens Have Every Right to Overthrow Govt - Machar 07/09 South Sudanese rebels warn civilians to evacuate from border town 07/08 UNHCR: S. Sudan Fighting Displaces Over 2 Million 07/07 SPLM-N rebels reiterate calls for new peace process in Sudan 07/07 Making Music, Fleeing Bombs: New Film on Sudan’s Internal Refugees 07/06 South Sudan army vows hot pursuit of rebels after retaking Malakal town 07/06 South Sudan embassy in Kenya accuses UN of alleged “bias” 07/06 South Sudan army retakes town from rebels 07/06 S. Sudanese army recapture Upper Nile capital 07/06 Former detainees vow commitment to reunifying SPLM leadership 07/06 S. Sudan army accused of destroying Duk county hospital 07/05 Bul-Nuer fights for govt against other Nuer communities in Unity state - report 07/05 South Sudan promises probe into claims girls raped, burnt alive 07/05 US condemns SPLM-N attack on civilians in South Kordofan 07/05 South Sudanese army announces capture of key town from rebels 07/05 Sudanese rebels form new college student body 07/05 Rubkotna county youth disown defected army general 07/04 South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack 07/03 We are ready probe alleged rights abuses -S’Sudan 07/02 UN: Rebels in South Sudan Attack Civilian Refugee Camp 07/02 South Sudan: Civilians Shot in Malakal 07/02 South Sudan Attack against UNMISS and adoption of sanctions at the UN Security Council (July 1 2015) 07/02 South Sudan rebels appoint Johnson Olony’s official as governor of Fashoda state 07/02 UN imposes sanctions on South Sudanese six generals 07/02 UN sanctions will not affect military operations against rebels : officials 07/02 UN deplore deadly attacks as tension rises in S. Sudan 07/02 South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack as tensions in country simmer 07/02 Western Equatoria state condemns South Sudan army crackdown 07/01 UN Report Alleges South Sudan Army Raped, Killed, Looted 07/01 Western Bahr el Ghazal state SPLM leadership discusses insecurity 07/01 UNMISS condemns shooting of IDPs in Malakal 07/01 Johnson Olony’s forces declare merger with SPLM-IO 07/01 UN: South Sudan army raped girls and burned them alive 06/30 Stray bullet hits infant in Upper Nile state clash 06/30 South Sudan's military 'gang-raped then burned women alive' in hunt for rebels 06/30 South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive: UN 06/30 South Sudanese rebels say no differences among Equatorian opposition leaders 06/30 S. Sudan admits losing strategic town of Malakal to rebels 06/30 UN documents atrocities committed by South Sudan army in Unity state 06/30 New levels of 'brutality' in South Sudan, says UN rights report 06/30 South Sudan Army Defiled Girls And Burned Them Alive - UN 06/30 UN Report Alleges South Sudan Army Raped, Killed, Looted 06/30 Abyei, a non-state entity of post-war Sudanese divide 06/30 South Sudan army raped, burnt girls alive - UN report 06/30 South Sudan: MSF resumes activities in Melut 06/29 Rebels Recapture South Sudan’s Oil Hub Malakal 06/29 South Sudan: Restoring Water Supply for 20,000 People 06/29 South Sudanese army and rebels contest control of Farajalla in W. Bahr el Ghazal 06/29 Rebels claim recapture strategic Malakal town in Upper Nile 06/28