Africa

South Sudan: “Never Again” Again

It is only worth repeating because, now more than ever, George Santayana’s words seem washed of their meaning: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The past started in 2003 when years of smouldering tension in Sudan began to find air. Those who stood firm in the face of kindling oppression were rounded up and never seen again. Organised rebel attacks swept across the land and stoked government-sponsored retaliations. Villagers unified along racial lines and formed ethnic enclaves that added to the darkening smoke of uncertainty. Then, in early 2004, the flames finally caught and a…

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