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South Sudan: Challenges & Opportunities for Africa's New Nation

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In January 2011, South Sudan held a referendum to decide between unity or independence from the central government of Sudan as called for by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the country's decades-long civil war in 2005. According to the South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC), 98.8% of the votes cast were in favor of separation. In February 2011, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir officially accepted the referendum result, as did the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the ...

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Overview

In January 2011, South Sudan held a referendum to decide between unity or independence from the central government of Sudan as called for by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the country's decades-long civil war in 2005. According to the South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC), 98.8% of the votes cast were in favor of separation. In February 2011, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir officially accepted the referendum result, as did the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the United States, and other countries. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan officially declared its independence. This new book examines the opportunities and challenges for Africa's newest country; The Republic of South Sudan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619422766
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Republic of South Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa's Newest Country Ted Dagne 1

Chapter 2 Two New Sudans Hearing-Kerry Statement John Kerry 35

Chapter 3 Two New Sudans Hearing-Lugar Statement Dick Lugar 39

Chapter 4 Statement of Ambassador Princeton Lyman, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing "Two New Sudans: a Roadmap Forward" July 14, 2011 Princeton Lyman 43

Chapter 5 Statement of Roger P. Winter, Former Special Representative on Sudan before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights June 16, 2011 Roger P. Winter 51

Chapter 6 Testimony by U.S. Agency for International Development Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa Rajakumari Jandhyala, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights "Africa's Newest Nation: The Republic of South Sudan" June 16,2011 Rajakumari Jandhyala 59

Chapter 7 Testimony of Dana L. Wilkins, Sudan Campaigner, Global Witness "Africa's Newest Nation: The Republic of South Sudan", U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights June 16, 2011 Dana L. Wilkins 71

Chapter 8 South Sudan Country Profile: U.S. Department of State 77

Chapter Sources 91

Index 93

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