Regions / South Sudan
South Sudan is unable to function as a state because it lacks the basic ingredients needed for nation-building.
While the international community propped up kleptocratic generals, South Sudan's social entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands. The future of the country belongs to them.
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
The citizens of South Sudan are paying the price for happening to live in a country that does not deserve to be called a country.
The devastation in South Sudan over the past year has been horrendous and it could get worse.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
It may only be Sudan that can pave the way towards sustainable peace in South Sudan.
Thus far, South Sudan has failed to distinguish itself in anything but human rights violations, refugees, and hunger.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.