Archive for the ‘South Sudan’ Category

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country Is Broken and Forgotten. Enter Pope Francis.

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on how the soaring hopes at South Sudan’s creation in 2011 have been cruelly dashed: It is just over a decade since the steamy capital of South Sudan exploded in joy, with revelers singing and dancing through the night to mark the birth of their nation as it split […]

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South Sudan: Mobile Money’s Role In The Road To Recovery

Courtesy of GSMA, a report on the role that mobile money can play in the nation’s economic recovery: The launch of South Sudan’s first mobile money transfer services in 2019 – m-Gurush and Nilepay, both in partnership with Zain – was a key milestone in the country’s recovery from civil war. South Sudan gained independence in […]

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Investing in South Sudan

Via Norfund, an article about efforts to invest in entrepreneurs and businesses in South Sudan: Norfund continues its investment in Kinyeti Venture Capital (Kinyeti), alongside the Swedish development finance institution Swedfund, with a follow-on loan of up to 4 million USD. Kinyeti is an investment company established in 2012 as a joint venture between Norfund […]

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South Sudan Hopes Planned Port in Djibouti Will Increase Market Access, Profits

Via AllAfrica, a report on South Sudan’s hopes that a planned port in Djibouti will increase market access and profits: Officials in South Sudan confirmed this month they have bought land on the coast of Djibouti to build a port. South Sudan says the port will be key for exporting the country’s crude oil, which currently […]

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South Sudan’s Oil Sector

Via Crisis Group, a look at South Sudan and its nascent oil industry: South Sudan’s fortunes have always been tied to its oil. The discovery of oil in the late 1970s deepened tensions between the South Sudanese and the regime in Khartoum and fueled violence after the outbreak of Africa’s longest-running civil war as both […]

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