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Omoleye, Adeola Ufuoma and Joshua, Segun (2018) THE SOUTH SUDAN WAR: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL INTEGRATION. AKSU foumal OJ Social And Management Sciences, 1 (8). pp. 79-96.

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The cumulative effects of marginalization, the burden of Sharia Law, and · rejection of the right to self-government, basically an overall feeling of being second class citizens drove South Sudan to push for selfdetermination through secession. This strong desire for self-determination saw them through three decades of virulent struggle which finally paid off in 2011 when South Sudan officially gained her independence via a referendum, making her Africa's newest state. However, the peace and joy of freedom did not last long for South Sudan as three years after, a civil war broke out: The new country; South Sudan has been embroiled in conflicts · orchestrated by ethnicity and power struggles and these has implications for national integration. The study examined the ethnic undertones in Southern Sudan's conflicts and also considered other factors that are responsible, and then investigates the implications thereof for National Integration. The study adopted a qualitative research design. Greed and grievance theories enunciated by Collier and Hoeffler serve as explanatory tool for the study. The study interrogated the historical background for the . purpose of providing a narrative and descriptive analysis of events. It was discovered that the war in South Sudan does · not only have ethnic undertones but also economic, political and historical issues appear to be fanning the embers of the war. It was therefore recommended that the leaders of the country at various levels should look beyond their ethnic differences and instead, see the entire country as their constituency irrespective of their ethnic extraction. They should focus on things that unite them rather than things that divide them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: South Sudan, ethnicity, wdr, national integration
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 14:52

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