Small Arms Survey, HSBA
This is a detailed report on the current political and security situation in the disputed region. The former South Sudanese co-chair of the AJOC, Edward Lino, has joined the SPLM-IO; Abyei will not participate in either the Sudanese or South Sudanese elections; a series of high-level dismissals during the last year has weakened the Ngok Dinka's position in the SPLM; and the Missiriya migration is in full-swing, with UNISFA effectively acting as bodyguards in the north of Abyei.
The Sudd Institute, Weekly Review, Augustino Ting Mayai
Peace is required for an inclusive, credible electoral process in South Sudan, argues Mayai in this Weekly review from the Sudd Institute. He calls for peace to be restored first, followed by radical reforms, and then political exercises as in the census and general elections
The Sudd Institute, Mayai, Abucha & Jok
President Salva Kiir Mayardit has recently announced his plans for the next 12 months. This policy brief from the Sudd Institute emphasizes these politically promising signs, yet cautions the leadership against blanket political assurances. The analysis offers basic nuances into the census conduct, suggests the general elections be conducted in 2015, and calls for the establishment of presidential support technical team.
The Sudd Institute, Mayai, Abucha & Jok
This policy brief from the Sudd Institute suggests the general elections be conducted in 2015, and calls for the establishment of a presidential support technical team. The brief also discusses the national census, implications of the current violence, and the long-term implications of empty political assurances.
The Sudd Institute, Augustino Ting Mayai, August 2013
In July, President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued exhaustive decrees restructuring the South Sudanese Federal Government. This review from the Sudd Institute responds mainly to the presidential decree on the restructuring of the government, focusing primarily on the nature of the decision, the meaning of the reduced size of the government, and political implications.
Small Arms Survey, HSBA, June 2013
This report from the Small Arms Survey provides an update of ongoing militia activities in Jonglei, the SPLA's counterinsurgency campaign, civilian impacts, and the status of reintegrating rebel forces.
Human Rights Watch, December 2012
The Sudanese government's indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states has killed and injured scores of civilians since the conflict began more than a year ago. This report from Human Rights Watch documents the suffering of the civilians and describes the effect of Sudan's refusal to allow humanitarian assistance into rebel-held areas.
Conciliation Resources/ Saferworld Brief, March 2012
Challenges of inter-communal violence and militia mobilisation are miring the early optimism about the new country's prospects.
Traci D. Cook, National Democratic Institute, Nov 2011
As the people of South Sudan undertake the task of building a new nation, public opinion research conducted by NDI shows they are optimistic about South Sudan's future while also concerned about the fundamental challenges it faces.
Aly Verjee, Rift Valley Institute Research Paper, August 2011
The war in South Kordofan followed a disputed election for the governorship of the state, an election endorsed by international and national election obs ...
KACE Elections and Democratic Transformation Project, October 2010
The new National Elections Act of Sudan, published by www.SPLMToday.com
Mary An, Sarah Bush, Britt Lake, Summer Lopez, Ashley McCants, Julie Sawyer, Paul Skidmore, Carlos Velasco, Jan 2008
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Allahu Akbar: A Friday in Khartoum
I am sipping to my coffee as I am listening to the local imam through the loudspeaker as he addresses his congregation inside the mosque.
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Ingen viktige fredsavtaler er inngått i verden de siste åtte årene. De fleste «intern-konflikter» er ikke det de gir seg ut for å være. De er deler av internasjonale konfliktsystemer der eksterne aktører spiller helt sentrale roller, skriver Gunnar M. Sørbø i en utenriksanalyse i Morgenbladet.
Norge i Sudan - på bunnen av sola Bibiana Dahle Piene (2014)
Evaluation methodologies for aid in conflict edited by Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull, Megan Kennedy-Chouane (2014)
Disrupting territories - land, commodification Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg (2014)
Sudan divided - continuing conflict in a contested state edited by Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2013)
Dealing with government in South Sudan - histories of chiefship, community Cherry Leonardi (2013)
The Borderlands of South Sudan - authority and identity in contemporary and historical perspectives edited by Christopher Vaughan, Mareike Schomerus, Lotje de Vries (2013)
Against a tide of evil - how one man became the whistleblower to the first mass murder of the twenty-first century Mukesh Kapila, [Damien Lewis] (2013)
Mediation and liberal peacebuilding - peace from the ashes of war? edited by Mikael Eriksson and Roland Kostic (2013)
The pastoral Fulbe in the Sudan Funj region - a study of the interaction between state and society Elhadi Ibrahim Osman (2013)