One Year After South Sudan's Independence: Opportunities and Obstacles for Africa's Newest Country

Making Federalism Work in South Sudan

As the Republic of South Sudan moves from a transitional constitution to a more permanent framework for governance, a debate about whether to use a unitary or federal system is building. Mwangi S. Kimenyi assesses both governance systems and shows how a unitary governmental system has failed many African nations in the past. He urges South Sudan to retain, strengthen and deepen federalism, and significantly improve allocations to the states.

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