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South Sudan: The Rise and Fall of a New Nation
The jubilation that marked the birth of the South Sudanese nation brought no respite to its people. 2 million died and 4 million were displaced in the civil war with Sudan in the lead-up to the 2005 peace agreement. Formal independence came on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum in which more than 98 percent of the population voted for independence. Then things fell apart.
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Brutal, over-crowded and violent. South America’s prisons’ reputation. And with good reason. “When I came here I was shaking. All anyone knew about the place were the massacres. There were people who’d cut your head off without fear. It was the law of the jungle. As soon as you entered you were told ... see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing”. But change is coming to El Salvador’s prisons. Slowly. Yo Cambio. I change.
After forty-two years of autocratic rule, the relief was palpable. At last the nightmare was over. “I saw the people on the streets rejoicing. I asked them what’s going on and they told me Muammar Gaddafi is dead. With joy, I got out of the car and started dancing with the people. and screaming God is the Greatest. The tyrant is dead. The tyrant is dead.” Winning the war is one thing. Winning the peace is another. With that Libya is really struggling.