26 October 2012
South Sudan’s recent independence from Sudan has been complicated by disputes over access to natural resources and shared borders. As part of our Interactive Community Roundtable series, Dr Salman MA Salman discussed in detail some of the problems facing Africa’s newest state.
On 20 September 2012, the ISN and Center for Security Studies (CSS) hosted Dr Salman MA Salman, a longstanding observer of Sudanese politics and a former senior official at the World Bank. As part of our Interactive Community Roundtable series, Dr Salman talked about some of the challenges facing South Sudan, Africa’s newest state. In particular, Dr Salman charted the road to South Sudan’s secession and its still unresolved tensions with Sudan over access to water from the Nile River, the disputed border region of Abyei, and oil transportation routes.
In support of today’s video, we have also reproduced the PowerPoint slides that Dr Salman used in his presentation.
Dr Salman MA Salman is a consultant and academic researcher on water law and policy. Until December 2009 he was Lead Counsel with the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, where he was an advisor on water law and environmental and social safeguard policies.
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