International law and the self-determination of South Sudan

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Solomon Dersso
Institute for Security Studies
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Africa has long observed taboos against changing the national boundaries given newly independent countries during decolonisation. Whether or not the boundaries were optimal, African leaders thought that trying to rationalise them risked continent-wide chaos. Ironically, there have been few African border conflicts since independence, but the number of internal conflicts has been high ... The debate over Sudan’s future, therefore, clearly could affect all of Africa.1