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South Sudan :‘Oil and Blood’ Civil War continues to undermine the new state.

September 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

| Free
South Sudan - Wed-9-Sept-2015 HoC

This is a European-Atlantic Group Meeting on South Sudan at Westminster.

After over 50 years of intermittent war with the Sudanese Government South Sudan won its independence in 2011 but continued to be bedevilled by its own tribal divisions and personal rivalries, as well as by unresolved border conflict and disputes over oil revenues with Sudan, and at the end of 2013 open civil war broke out, and continues to wreak havoc. South Sudan’s significant oil reserves have created Chinese as well as other international interest in an otherwise undeveloped country.

Speakers: James Copnall, the BBC’s Sudan Correspondent and author of: ‘A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts – Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce’, and:

Please note change of second speaker:
Alex Perry, correspondent, contributing editor at ‘Newsweek’, and author – notably of the recently published book: ‘The Rift – A New Africa Emerges’.

Details

Date:
September 1, 2015
Time:
6:30 PM
Cost:
Free
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European-Atlantic Group
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Event Excerpt
South Sudan :‘Oil and Blood’ Civil War continues to undermine the new state.

Venue

House of Commons
Committee Room 11 - House of Commons. Parliament.
London, London SW1A0AA United Kingdom
Website:
http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/online-tours/virtualtours/committee-rooms/