Cooperation Agreements between Sudan and South Sudan and Prospect of Economic and Political Stability

18 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last revised: 31 Jan 2013

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Addis Akongdit

Al-Neelain University

Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 25, 2013


Building peace is a formidable and necessarily a generational challenge in light of the dislocation of society and territory as well as the entrenched interests and identities of many key actors and institutions. On the one hand, the political, economic, security, justice and social structures that underlie most violence in the country have very deep roots in arguably Africa’s. The fact that the CPA was neither fully comprehensive in determining cross-border issues in the event of separation nor fully implemented within the time-frame before independence has bequeathed numerous unsettled issues that continue to undermine relations between Sudan and South Sudan. More than a year after South Sudan gained independence and three months after signing the cooperation agreement, but relation between the two countries is considerably deteriorated and this has clearly resulted in worsened economic situation in both countries. Therefore, utilizing the signed cooperation agreements is essential and enormously beneficial to both countries in process of building a sustainable political & economic stability. Economic development and social welfare which we all looking for can only become more broad-based if nature capital is sustained and restored in both States. In an attempt to explore the future of relations between the two countries, this paper discusses the possibilities and the urgent necessities for implementation of the signed cooperation agreement between the two countries and the challenges facing this agreement and its impact on the bilateral relations as well as economic and political stability in both countries.

Keywords: Sudan, South Sudan, Peace, Economic Cooperation

JEL Classification: N1, N17, P13, B22

Suggested Citation

Akongdit, Addis and Mohamed, Issam A.W., Cooperation Agreements between Sudan and South Sudan and Prospect of Economic and Political Stability (January 25, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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