Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues

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Sudan Public Opinion Poll

The Sudan Consortium

This report includes the main results of the public opinion poll on the current election, 2015, in six out of Sudan's 18 states. The opinion poll reflects the general public's satisfaction with what the government of Sudan calls "the citizens' constitutional rights" to choose their president and parliamentary representatives.

Update on Abyei

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.

Embattled for Legitimacy: GoSS and the 2015 Elections

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 2015 National Census and 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 2015 National Census and Elections

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.

Restructuring the South Sudanese Federal Government

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.

Southern Dissident Militias

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.

Under Siege

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.

People's Peacemaking Perspectives: South Sudan

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.

Building a Nation: South Sudanese Share Their Thoughts on the Creation of a Successful State

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.

Disputed Votes, Deficient Observation: The 2011 election in South Kordofan, Sudan

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 ...

General Elections Monitoring Report

KACE Elections and Democratic Transformation Project, October 2010

National Elections Act 2008

The new National Elections Act of Sudan, published by

Idealism Without Illusions: Lessons from Post-Conflict Elections in Cambodia, Rwanda and Sudan

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.

Recent books in the Resource Centre:

Civil uprisings in modern Sudan - the 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985 W.J. Berridge (2015)

Conflict in the Nuba Mountains - from genocide by attrition to the contemporary crisis in Sudan edited by Samuel Totten and Amanda F. Grzyb (2015)

Multidimensional change in Sudan (1989-2011) - reshaping livelihoods, conflicts and identities edited by Barbara Casciarri, Munzoul A.M. Assal and François Ireton (2015)

Gum Arabic - a gift from the bush Abul Gasim Seif el Din (2015)

Sudan's killing fields - political violence and fragmentation edited by Laura Nyantung Beny and Sondra Hale (2015)

Water, civilisation and power in Sudan - the political economy of military-Islamist state building Harry Verhoeven (2015)

På livet løs - med Norsk Folkehjelp i Sør-Sudan Halle Jørn Hanssen ; med forord av Thorvald Stoltenberg og Pa'gan Amum (2015)

Sudan and South Sudan - from one to two Bona Malwal (2015)

Past, present, and future - fifty years of anthropology in Sudan Munzoul A. M. Asal, Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil (2015)

Emerging orders in the Sudans editors, Sandra Calkins, Enrico Ille, Richard Rottenburg (2015)

More recent books in the Resource Centre

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