South Sudan

By Banin Abdul Khaliq, STAND Canada Blog Writer In 2011, South Sudan finally gained independence from Sudan, becoming the world’s newest country. Merely two years later, the young nation was engulfed in civil war, following a power struggle over Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) between SPLM chairman, President Salva Kiir, and his then Vice President… Read More


By Gloria Palubjakova, STAND Canada Policy Researcher July 9, 2011 should have marked South Sudan’s independence from the longest running civil war in Africa, however this accomplishment has emerged as a temporary one. In 2015, attempts towards a peace deal through threats of sanctions by the UN were ineffective. The failure of the UN Security Council… Read More


By Liam Nolan, STAND Canada Blog Writer The United Nations has declared that South Sudan has an impending risk of famine, marking the first time that a country has faced this sort of catastrophe in six years. Approximately 5.5 million people are at risk of not having a reliable food source by July. People fleeing… Read More


By Liam Nolan, Blog Writer On December 23rd, 2016, the UN Security Council voted on a resolution to place embargoes on arms sales to South Sudan in order to prevent ethnic violence in the country from escalating. However, eight countries (Russia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Angola, Egypt and Senegal) abstained from voting on the resolution,… Read More