A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's by James Copnall

By James Copnall

What occurred after Africa's greatest state cut up in ? whilst South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, new international locations got here into being. In South Sudan a former insurgent circulate faces massive demanding situations in development a brand new nation. At independence it was once one of many least built areas in the world, after a long time of clash and overlook. The '"rump state'", Sudan, has been debilitated via devastating civil wars, together with in Darfur, and misplaced an important a part of its territory, and so much of its oil wealth, after the divorce from the South. within the years after separation, the 2 Sudans handled crippling monetary demanding situations, struggled with new and outdated rebellions, and fought one another alongside their disputed border.

Benefiting from unsurpassed entry to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and occasions which are shaping the Sudans, Copnall attracts a compelling portrait of 2 misunderstood international locations. A toxic Thorn in Our Hearts argues that Sudan and South Sudan stay deeply interdependent, regardless of their separation. It additionally diagnoses the political failings that threaten the way forward for either international locations. the writer places the turmoil of the years after separation right into a broader context, reflecting the voices, hopes and reports of Sudanese and South Sudanese from all walks of life.

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