South Sudan

South Sudan became independent of Sudan on 9 July 2011.  For all materials about this territory before its independence, please see our section on Sudan.

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15 June 2015

South Sudan: Nespresso partnership seeks to boost coffee production & lift families out of poverty

Nespresso's inititiative in South Sudan is helping local farmers boost coffee production and reduce reliance on oil, whose control has exacerbated the ongoing conflict.

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31 May 2015

Human rights due diligence by businesses: An integral part in reimagining Africa’s economic future

Author: Joseph Kibugu, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Human rights due diligence by businesses: An integral part in reimagining Africa’s economic future"...

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20 May 2015

South Sudan: Fighting over control of oil fields escalates as rebels warn oil companies to shut operations to starve govt. of revenue

Author: Aggrey Mutambo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"South Sudan rebels ask oil firms to leave"...

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18 May 2015

Africa: 'Govts. should put transparency and accountability at the heart of their extraction policies', says analyst

Author: Sebastian Gatimu, Institute for Security Studies, Nairobi

'Exploiting minerals, exploiting communities', 18 May 2015: In Africa…extractive industries have sparked much controversy and debate. While these industries…promise…economic growth and social development, they have, in many cases, instead contributed...

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25 March 2015

South Sudan: Saferworld report highlights challenges & gives recommendations for Chinese investments

…This report, Managing risk in unstable countries: Promoting conflict-sensitive investment in South Sudan, focuses on Chinese companies currently operating, or looking to invest, in South Sudan. It explores some of the key challenges faced by Chinese...

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2 March 2015

South Sudan: Study says oil production activities have rendered water unfit for consumption

Author: Radio Tamazuj (South Sudan)

"Study: ‘Direct link’ between oil exploration and water pollution in Unity"...

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28 January 2015

Natural resource contracts should be made public, says Global Witness

Author: George Boden, Global Witness

"It's common sense that natural resource contracts should be made public", 20 Jan 2015...

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12 January 2015

NGOs call for an "arms embargo for South Sudan to protect human rights"

Author: South Sudanese & international organisations

"South Sudan: Joint Letter to President Obama regarding Arms Embargo " 7 January 2014...

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6 January 2015

Arms Trade Treaty enters into force - Amnesty & Oxfam welcome new controls on weapons companies

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5 January 2015

South Sudan: Fighting between govt. forces & rebels to capture oil fields intensify

Author: Michael Atit, Lucy Poni & Waakhe Simon Wudu, in Voice of America

"New Fighting Rocks South Sudan Oil States"...

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