South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned

The country’s descent into ethnic warfare, less than three years after it won independence, have many questioning the wisdom of spending billions to help it.

By Robyn Dixon

March 1, 2014 (Los Angeles Times) — JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world’s worst poverty, health and education problems, pour in aid, assistance and diplomatic advice and hope for the best.

Instead, the African nation descended into ethnic warfare and chaos in December, less than three years after it won independence. Some now question the wisdom of the U.S. and others in pouring billions of dollars into a place long-racked by staggering corruption, poor governance and ethnic violence.(…) More

Source: Los Angeles Times

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