Following disturbing reports of attacks in July, and with the authorization of an increase in troops for the UN mission, we asked six experts what government, aid agencies and local actors need to do to improve the situation in South Sudan.
Former Canadian ambassador to South Sudan
After serving two years as Head of the Canadian office in Juba, South Sudan, Nick Coghlan became the first resident Canadian Ambassador to South Sudan in 2014. He is the author of Far in the Waste Sudan, an account of his earlier posting to Khartoum (Sudan; 2000-2003); of The Saddest Country: On Assignment in Colombia, and of Winter in Fireland: a Patagonian Sailing Adventure. Nick retired in July 2016; he and his wife Jenny are currently sailing on their 27ft sailboat in Alaska.