'Sudan could take advantage of the deepening internal conflicts in Juba, despite previous assurances that any deals between the countries will not be impacted by political crises in South Sudan,' said Ahmed Soliman.
Hannah Bryce said, 'Government policies since independence have been careful to use the language of inclusivity [but] the reality is very different…Tensions have been further aggravated by the failure of the central government to provide even basic levels of governance, made worse by systemic corruption and patrimonialism.'
'This is an authoritarian regime with a very nasty way of punishing anybody...who is against the regime,' said Paola Subacchi. 'There’s no transparency, no accountability, nothing that could make an international investor happy and willing to invest.'
'We could well end up with a situation in which [Hollande] comes to be seen as someone whose fundamentally transformed an important dimension of France's international relationship with Africa,' said Paul Melly.
'The energy industry in Russia was shaped by Yukos until 2003,' said Richard Sakwa. 'A lot has moved on with the creation of national champions that were built on the bones of Yukos.'
'There has been increasing political unrest in the country since July, when President Kiir sacked Vice-President Machar and reduced the number of ministries from 29 to 19 in an attempt to streamline and invigorate the government,' said Ahmed Soliman.
A Chatham House analysis published last week was scathing, describing how Britain and the United States 'have oscillated between explicit demands for President Assad to leave and implicit acceptance of him as a viable partner'.