SA/SR/Mar 2020

Subsidiarity and Sustainable Peacebuilding in South Sudan

Briefs and Policy Reviews


In 2011, South Sudan earned the title of the world’s youngest State after a breakaway from Sudan. The independence was however short-lived, after another war broke out in 2013 that pitted the country’s President and his deputy. This disagreement spread along ethnic lines, resulting in a duel between the Dinka who backed President Salva Kiir and the Nuer who support Riek Machar.