South Sudan urges U.S. not to 'abandon' it after White House announces assistance review | Reuters
So why does the US care so deeply about South Sudan? inter-relationship between the conflict in Darfur in the west of Sudan and the wider. Sudan broke diplomatic relations with the United States in after the start of Several disputes between Sudan and South Sudan remain. The South Sudan–United States relations are the bilateral relations between South Sudan and the United States. Contents. 1 Country comparison; 2 History.
We have fed the South Sudanese for the seven long years since their independence and for the decades before that. The United States has been very generous.
Aid will continue to refugees who cross over into Ethiopia, Uganda, and now that there has been a rapprochement between the United States and Sudan, possibly to refugees who cross over into the Republic of Sudan as well. But within the country it is clear that the ability of aid groups to act independently has been compromised by attacks on aid groups as well as the fact that many of the subcontractors that international relief workers have to use are politically connected to the regime.
Aid itself has become a cash cow for the very government that we have lost confidence in. What the White House has announced is that the United States does not see a way of continuing to partner with the type of government we have in Juba. It is reviewing what we will do both as a policy with regard to the conflict and part of that is a review of our aid. The geographic section on Africa is the second-longest geographic section in that document: This announcement on South Sudan is the Trump administration being serious about its commitment and carrying through on what is more than empty rhetoric.
The White House says that the transitional government of national unity in South Sudan is no longer inclusive. What political solution does the United States seek? Although the White House statement does not lay it out explicitly, the other part of the review will, inevitably, touch the question recognition.
Elections should have been held in in South Sudan. We are now four years past expiration of the constitutional legitimacy of the government. After that, one could argue, that the internationally agreed to peace accord between the government and the opposition in gave a legitimacy to the government of national unity, which was supposed to have moved by now toward elections.
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So, the legal and political legitimacy of the Salva Kiir regime in South Sudan is questionable at best. Given the fact that the government has failed to serve its people, the review will lead to the unavoidable question of whether we continue to recognize this government as a legitimate government or deal with it otherwise.
That has implications on those who make deals with this government.South Sudan war crimes, Kushner-Qatar fall out, and social media and wars
If, for example, it is an illegitimate government it may actually an act of corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or worse, not a legitimate business deal, to strike deals which fund such a regime. Ashish Kumar Sen is deputy director of communications, editorial, at the Atlantic Council. Follow him on Twitter AshishSen.
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Several disputes between Sudan and South Sudan remain unresolved post-independence, including border demarcation and the status of the Abyei region. The ongoing conflict has severely affected or displaced more than 1.
Innon-Arabs in the western region of Darfur, who since have accused the government of systematic discrimination, marginalization, and oppression, rebelled against the government, protesting decades of political and economic neglect.
The government responded with brutal force, including the use of Arab militias known as Janjaweed. In the ensuing conflict, more thanpeople were killed.
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To date, the conflict in Darfur has affected 4. The United States characterized the government and affiliated militia attacks on civilians in as genocide, and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir faces two International Criminal Court arrest warrants for his role in the Darfur conflict. Violence and opportunistic criminality undermine prospects for a sustainable peace in Darfur. The United States remains the largest bilateral donor of humanitarian assistance to Darfur.
Recent unilateral cessations of hostilities have contributed to a significant reduction in major military confrontation, but neither side has signed a ceasefire agreement and large humanitarian needs remain. There are ongoing international efforts to bring the parties involved in the conflict to an agreement to determine modalities for monitoring a ceasefire and to forge a mutually agreeable path for participating in an inclusive political process.
That process is intended to determine a framework for a new constitution. Nonetheless, the government has worked with groups that participated to implement some, but not all, of the National Dialogue'swhile maintaining that the process remains open to groups that have boycotted it thus far.
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The United States continues to work with the Sudanese government, civil society,international partners, and other stakeholders to create a consensus around a permanent cessation of hostilities and an inclusive, durable political. Assistance to Sudan In the face of widespread humanitarian needs caused by conflict, displacement, and natural disasters, the United States has been a major donor of humanitarian aid to the people of Sudan throughout the last quarter century.
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The United States has declared disasters in Sudan due to complex emergencies each year since As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States continues to provide impartial, needs-based assistance to all accessible areas and populations, including displaced and otherwise conflict-affected people, individuals living in camp for IDPs, local communities hosting IDPs, and formerly displaced returnees. The United States supports democratic development in Sudan, as well as a transition from emergency assistance to development assistance where conditions and security allow.