The Impact of Secession and Armed Violence on Border Areas in South Sudan
In July 2011 the dividing line between the northern and southern parts of Sudan became the border between two sovereign states. This is a natural boundary reinforced by cultural and political differences that has not yet, however, become a proper international border. It has not been demarcated and important areas remain contested; since June 2011 areas to the north of the purported border have been held by Southern rebels. This policy report focuses on the perspectives and interests of the borderland people, and how these have been affected by the division of Sudan.
© 2011 International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
Øystein Rolandsen, Alfred Lokuji