South Sudan will celebrate ten years of independence this summer. It’s in bad shape and we’re partly to blame.
Nicholas Coghlan / @NicholasCoghlan
Former Canadian diplomat
Nick Coghlan served as Canada's first resident diplomat in Khartoum (Sudan) and was the first resident Canadian ambassador in Juba, the capital of the newly independent South Sudan. He and his wife, Jenny, were awarded the Meritorious Service Cross for their role in the evacuation of Canadian citizens from Juba when civil war broke out in late 2013. He is the author of four books, including "Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat's Memoir of South Sudan" (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). He lives on Salt Spring Island, B.C.