Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The civil war in South Sudan

Important report this evening on Channel 4 News about the civil war in South Sudan:  http://www.channel4.com/news/white-house-condemns-south-sudan-massacre

The situation has been compared to Rwanda.

The United Kingdom has such a massive foreign aid budget - surely some of it can be diverted to South Sudan?

Over the longer term some thought needs to be given to the issue of self-determination in Africa.  It is obvious that the post-imperial borders have no meaning for most Africans.  They need to have borders and social structures where the ordinary people are in control and feel secure.

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