An all too familiar sight

Banning Plastic Bags in Bor

September 28, 2015 jacobl 0

As increasing numbers of South Sudanese move into our major population centres, introducing effective municipal waste management policies has become more important than ever before. […]

Image courtesy of Sajjad Sherally Fazel

Rivers of Honey

September 17, 2015 jacobl 0

Who needs oil when we have honey. South Sudan’s lush greenbelt forests raise the promise of ‘rivers of honey’ fuelling a potentially lucrative export market. […]

South Sudanese Cattle

Cattle: Our Illiquid Assets

September 14, 2015 jacobl 0

In South Sudan cattle outnumber people, giving us an exciting opportunity to develop an export market. But are we willing to make the necessary sacrifices? […]


May 25, 2015 jacobl 0

The overwhelming majority of South Sudanese use firewood and charcoal as a main source of energy. Both are cheap and readily available. Unless serious action […]

Tractors! What Tractors?

April 17, 2015 jacobl 0

Confusion reigns supreme when government spin doctors get themselves in a bit of a spin over the President’s ‘donation’ of 1000 tractors to the nation. […]

Human Capital

August 31, 2013 jacobl 0

Some last months, others only weeks before they head back to the West in disappointment. Is South Sudan making enough use of its skilled Diaspora? […]

The Fight Against Malaria

August 28, 2012 jacobl 0

Malaria is a disease that spares no-one, but particularly affects women and children. Like the rest of Sub Saharan Africa, South Sudan is under siege. […]