Post-Liberation State Building in South Sudan : Potentials and Challenges

Upphovsperson: Bereketeab, Redie
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation | London
År: 2014
Språk: eng
Relation: Journal of African Foreign Affairs, 2056-564x, 2014, 1:1, s. 25-60
Ämnesord: South Sudan
Identifikator: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1924
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
This paper seeks to examine the post-liberation state building endeavour in South Sudan. Two civil wars stretching over more than five decades in quest for self-determination resulted in the secession of South Sudan. A negotiated settlement formalised in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the ruling National Congress Party and Sudan people's Liberation Movement in 2005 offered South Sudan the possibility to determine it destiny through popular plebiscite. When the plebiscite took place in January 2011, south Sudanese voted overwhelmingly for secession. On 9 July 2011 South Sudan was declared sovereign state that paved the way for the arduous process of state building. The nascent state was however born into serious problems. This article seeks to analyse the problems and enablement the nascent state encounters.