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End Tribalism, Corruption, South Sudenese Say

A woman carries a South Sudan flag as she arrives at the John Garang Mouselium for the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba July 9, 2011.

The U.S. based National Democratic Institute (NDI) has just released a study formulated from focus group discussions that took place right across the ten states of South Sudan. The study, conducted in March and April of this year, asked people what aspirations and fears they have as South Sudan emerges as a new nation. The main findings from the study show that South Sudanese see insecurity, corruption, under-development and, above all, tribalism as the biggest threats to the future of the country. Charlton Doki sat down with Traci Cook, NDI’s Southern and Eastern Africa advisor to learn more. You can hear that interview by clicking the link below, or in the top right of this page.