16 March 2009

History Repeating?

This is the tragedy of Southern Sudan. After not one but TWO long long wars, Southern Sudan is finally at peace with the North once more. But things are already falling apart.

Many common problems exist – ethnic/tribal divisions (see above), natural resource dependence (98% of the budget), and bad geography (it costs $10,000 to get a truck to Mombasa, and we have the "the highest concentration of neglected diseases in the world").

Can Southern Sudan learn from the mistakes of its neighbours, or is it doomed to repeat them?

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