International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)
The outbreak of war in South Sudan on 15 December 2013 saw an abrupt change in the trajectory of peacekeeping in the country. It has forced the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to adapt from a predominant focus on peacebuilding to protecting civilians from mass atrocity.
The Sudd Institute, Nyathon James Hoth Mai
This brief explores why women's role in peace-building is critical in South Sudan, and argues that the current peace-building phase offers an opportunity for promoting gender equity, advancing the position of women in the society, mainstreaming women's perspectives in all the pillars of peace-building and increasing their participation in leadership.
The Sudd Institute, Weekly Review, Augustino Ting Mayai
The IGAD's roadmap should be influenced by facts, not mere partisan politics as told by the warring parties themselves, argues Augustino Ting Mayai in this Weekly Review from the Sudd Institute. Based on policy analyses, the parties first need to engage in IGAD's facilitated dialogues, agree on what might be the causes of war, and then come up with an appropriate settlement model.
Conflict Dynamics International, discussion paper
The research project "Building the House of Governance: Towards sustainable peace in Jonglei State" captured ideas on how governance reforms could help build peace by engaging constituencies in discussions. This report presents findings and analysis of their perceptions of governance and conflict.
These days the term "people to people" seems to be bandied about by anyone who wants to raise funds for their own particular peace and reconciliation initiative. However People to People was not primarily about conferences; it was about months and indeed years of patient preparation, mobilisation, awareness-raising, consultation and trust-building on the ground before the high-profile conferences took place, says John Ashworth.
Conflict Dynamics International, Governance and Peacebuilding Series, briefing paper no. 7
The Republic of the Sudan is changing. The separation of the South, the coming of age of a new generation, and the political and economic transformations taking place are combining to recast the country's politics. This briefing from Conflict Dynamics International presents tools and frameworks of political accommodation and outlines a series of technical options.
United States Institute of Peace, Peaceworks, Wilson
Sudan and South Sudan have seen numerous local peacebuilding efforts in recent years, yet violence continues largely unabated. Using the Western Corridor as a case study, this report from the United States Institute of Peace outlines the importance of understanding and improving local peace processes through an architecture that begins with conflict analysis, entails a common vision, and focuses on achieving specific objectives
Horn of Africa Bulletin 2, 2014, Rachel Gordon
Prior to mid-December 2013, South Sudan was thought by most observers to be a "post-conflict" country firmly on the (internationally mandated) statebuilding path. Since then, observers and South Sudanese alike have been surprised and horrified by the speed and severity of the disintegration of the nascent state. Yet, such a breakdown was not entirely unexpected.
International Crisis Group, Africa report no 217
In December 2013, civil war broke out in South Sudan. Continuing figthing has displaced more than 1,000,000 and killed over 10,000. A humanitarian crisis threatens many more. Resolving the conflict requires not a quick fix but sustained domestic and international commitment. The country needs fundamental reworking of the governance agreement between and within elites and communities if a negotiated settlement is to lead to a sustainable peace.
Jairo Munive Rincon in International Peacekeeping, November 2013
The results of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programme as implemented in South Sudan are far from what the international organizations involved expected from the outset, and the case is a vivid example of a lack of context-based approaches to peacebuilding writes Jairo Munive Rincon in International Peacekeeping.
John Ashworth, Maura Ryan (2013)
When South Sudan celebrated independence on July 9, 2011, Ken Hackett, then CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), was invited to join the United States del ...
The Nordic Africa Institute, Life and Peace Institute
Report from four seminars on challenges and opportunities for peacebuilding in Sudan, held in March and April 2012 in Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden. Eac ...
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, Aug 2012
Negotiations along two parallel tracks might be the best way to ensure a rapid solution to the economic difficulties, and sustainable resolutions to the other more complicated issues.
Rift Valley Institute, Douglas Johnson, August 2012
South Sudan is a missing piece in the jigsaw of Africa's past, says RVI Fellow Douglas Johnson.
This report is an assessment of peace, conflict and peacebuilding in South Sudan, conducted between June 2011 and March 2012. It analyses how local, nat ...
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Report, May 2012
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, is one of the most ambitious operations in UN history, in terms of local-level peacebuilding. In the ...
Douglas H. Johnson
This note from one of the leading authorities on the area, while not giving a definitive answer to the issue of Panthou/Heglig, concludes that any government or international body that declared that Heglig is 'internationally recognized' as part of Sudan has been premature at best and prejudicial to a final resolution at worst.
International Development Committee, UK House of Commons
Mounting humanitarian crisis in South Sudan as the country tries to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees and the loss of oil revenues.
Richard Barltrop, International Alert Report Feb 2012
This paper uses Alert's peacebuilding framework to explore questions about peace and peacebuilding in South Sudan and Sudan.
Conciliation Resources, Nov 2011
The conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has become a regional issue affecting Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central Afr ...
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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.
Ikke mer fred å få
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.
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)
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)