Category Archives: Juba

Short Travel Notes

At my final breakfast at Afex camp this morning two of my colleagues were laughing at some of the silly things people do on the Internet, such as feeding fish and growing crops etc. When I returned to the table … Continue reading

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Travel notes from Juba, South Sudan

  Amsterdam Ito and I ended our Italian/French/Netherland vacation (see https://wcoats.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/travels-in-italy-and-france/) in Amsterdam visiting friends (Bill Wirt, Dolph Westerbos, and René van Hell). While there, we enjoyed the usual sights and the coldest July day in the Netherlands (July 24) … Continue reading

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Travel notes from South Sudan and Kenya

As my Kenya Airways flight climbed out of Juba, the Nile cut through the brown countryside as far as I could see. In the last month of South Sudan’s dry season, little green can be seen. In a month and … Continue reading

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Southern Sudan votes for Independence

The independence referendum for Southern Sudan for which an estimated 2 million Sudanese have died over the last 30 years started today wherever Southern Sudanese live. I expect to return next month to continue providing technical assistance on setting up … Continue reading

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Return to Juba

Greetings from Juba, Southern Sudan I am back in Juba for the third time since July continuing to discuss with various decision makers monetary policy regime options and negotiating positions with the North for dividing monetary assets and liabilities of … Continue reading

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Juba, Southern Sudan

Sudan’s long history has been closely tied with Egypt’s on its Northern border. The British control of Sudan from 1899 – 1956 was motivated largely by its desire to safeguard its planned irrigation damn at Aswan by controlling the Nile, … Continue reading

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