Past eventResearch Event

South Sudan's Reshuffle and Reassessment: Towards Democratization and Development?

20 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


James Copnall, BBC Correspondent for South Sudan and Sudan
Mareike Schomerus, Research Consortium Director, Justice and Security Research Programme, LSE
Chair: Thomas Mawan Muortat, Political Commentator on South Sudan and Sudan



Informed by the speakers' extensive experience in South Sudan, this event will assess the recent changes in the government and their implications for the path to elections in 2015. The speakers will discuss the dynamics that will shape the country's immediate future and the government’s capacity to deliver on pressing internal developmental challenges such as security, the economy and building lasting institutions, as well as tackling corruption, the worsening humanitarian situation and intercommunal clashes.

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