Reputable, informative sources regarding South Sudan
September 25, 2013 4:47 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for news sources, reports written by reputable NGOs, detailed maps, long-form magazine articles regarding newsworthy events and other general info on the current state of politics, economics, stability and other issues of geopolitical interest related to South Sudan. I would like to dedicate approximately one or two full working days to informing myself about the past 10-15 years of history and the current state of the country.
posted by thewalrus to Travel & Transportation around (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Sharon Elaine Hutchinson, "Nuer ethnicity militarized," from Anthropology Today in 2002.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 5:05 AM on September 25, 2013

Go to and create a custom section called "South Sudan" by clicking on the gear wheel icon.
posted by lungtaworld at 6:40 AM on September 25, 2013

Try Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror by Mahmood Mamdani.
posted by pretentious illiterate at 8:00 AM on September 25, 2013

Baobab, the Economist's Africa blog, frequently has good write-ups on South Sudan.

Think Africa Press has a great South Sudan section.

Sudan Tribune is based out of France but has probably more breaking news on the region than anywhere else.

Radio Dabanga targets the Darfur region specifically, but it's the second most popular news outlet there (aside from the state-run Radio Omdurman). It's predominantly written by Sudanese journalists, but economically and editorially supported by free-speech/humanitarian groups from the Netherlands and elsewhere.

And for a static round-up, try this November 2012 article from Foreign Affairs.
posted by mykescipark at 9:56 AM on September 25, 2013

I am a big fan of International Crisis Group, and it looks like they have some good material on South Sudan.
posted by naoko at 7:53 AM on September 30, 2013

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