Julian Fisher, Managing Director of Africa Integrity Services Ltd was invited to speak to CNBC (Closing Bell Africa) on the subject of South Sudan’s growth potential on the second anniversary of the country’s independence. During the interview, Julian emphasized the resilience of the South Sudanese people and his confidence in their ability to emerge stronger from the period of economic instability created by ongoing conflict with the regime of President Bashir in Khartoum. He noted that the country was unlikely to enjoy a period of sustained economic growth until it was able to export its oil resources through an alternative to the pipeline that terminates at Port Sudan. Nonetheless, he explained that the country’s difficulties were unlikely to result in a serious threat to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan in the near future, notwithstanding ethnic differences within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
The full interview can be viewed at this link