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Africa: South Sudan Leaders ‘Learnt Nothing’ From 50 Years of Independence

[African Arguments]Its birth was Caesarean, sliced out of the Republic of Sudan by American surgeons. Reacting to an extraordinary coalition of African Americans and right wing Christian evangelicals, ambitious young US politicians got the governments of both George Bush and Barrack Obama to support the idea of a separate south Sudan and forced the government of Khartoum to a ten-year transition to independence.