South Sudan's multiple conflicts will not subside

Thursday, May 11, 2017


South Sudan is facing severe conflict and insecurity, a prolonged political crisis, and dire economic conditions. A peace agreement signed in August 2015 is falling apart, and fighting and violence during the past year has caused the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda to rise to 900,000 -- with a further 375,000 in Sudan and 287,000 in Ethiopia. Earlier this year, aid agencies declared a famine situation in several counties, and appealed for more humanitarian aid and improved access.


  • Oil output is likely to remain at, or near, 130,000-160,000 barrels per day.
  • Juba’s fiscal situation will remain precarious, with the government unable to secure loans from donors.
  • Unrest and limited strikes over salary arrears could increase.
Expert Briefings Powered by Oxford Analytica
Stay up to date
Sign up to the Expert Daily Briefings email alert and receive up-to-the-minute analysis of global events as they happen.
*If your university does not have access to Expert Briefings, visit our information page to find out more.
To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below
You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
Would you like to purchase this content for your university? Click the button to visit our Expert Briefing product page for purchasing information.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.