ISS Today, Institute for Security Studies
The referendum in Abyei is an ongoing challenge for the African Union, write Tshaba Tjemolane and Amanda Lucey at ISS Pretoria.
Elizabeth Lacey, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Dec 2013
The conflict in Jonglei, South Sudan is a "complex and murky situation to untangle" without one definitive explanation, and the timing and context of many events have contributed to its continuation. In order to create lasting peace in South Sudan, it is imperative to look critically at the complex layers of the driving factors of the recent inter-ethnic conflict in the region.
HSBA, Small Arms Survey, November 2013
In recent months, a number of South Sudanese rebel militia commanders have accepted presidential amnesty, surrendered their forces, and begun negotiating their integration. Is this the end of the rebellions that have plagued South Sudan since independence?
UNISCI Discussion Papers, Nº 33, October 2013
This paper explores Ethiopian-Sudanese relations, and how these relations historically have been founded on domestic goals of physical security, economic development. Ethiopia has developed strong connections with both elites in Khartoum and in Juba. and access to the water resources offered by the Nile
HSBA, Small Arms Survey, October 2013
Voting in the Ngok Dinka-organized referendum on Abyei's political future ends on 29 October, with results to be announced on 31 October.
HSBA Update, 17 Sept 2013
Noting increased pressure from the Ngok Dinka community and South Sudanese government to hold the AUHIP-proposed referendum on the territory in October 201 ...
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.
OpenOil & Cordaid
This briefing from Open Oil and Cordaid is a snapshot guide to the extractive industries of South Sudan.
IJR Policy Brief, Friederike Bubenzer and Elizabeth Lacey
As Africa’s youngest nation embarks on the journey of becoming a democratic state within the global political arena, one of the ...
HSBA Working Paper, Joshua Craze
Almost two years after South Sudan became Africa’s newest nation-state, its border with Sudan is neither delimited nor demarcated. While a series of ...
International Crisis Group, June 2013
The conflict in Sudan's Blue Nile state will not end until the Khartoum government re-engages in national dialogue with opposition forces, states this report from the International Crisis Group.
The Sudd Institute, June 2013
Popular sentiment in South Sudan appears to favor a reconciliation process, but questions remain regarding what issues such a process would tackle, how it might be conducted, and who should carry it out. This special report from the Sudd Institute addresses these questions.
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.
Small Arms Survey, HSBA, June 2013
As of late May 2013, Yau Yau's forces continued launching attacks against the SPLA in various locations within Pibor county. In April, a presidential order granted pardon to South Sudanese insurgents, including Yau Yau and his forces, but according to the SSDM/A spokesman, Yau Yau has not surrendered.
The Ebony Center for Strategic Studies, June 2013
The emergence of a viable economy in South Sudan demands a competent civil service system that is dedicated to the rule of law.
Humanitarian Practice Network, Tiller and Healy, may 2013
In November 2011, fighting in Blue Nile State in Sudan led to the flight of some 25,000 refugees to Maban County, in Upper Nile State in South Sudan. In May 2012, a second wave of 35,000 refugees arrived, in very bad condition. This article assesses the humanitarian response to the emergency.
International Refugee Rights Initiative, May 2013
For decades, marginalisation and neglect of the newly independent state of South Sudan, the (now) five Darfur states, and Southern Kordofan state by the government of Sudan has led to conflicts which, in turn, have further exacerbated the economic, political and cultural marginalisation. Millions have moved to Khartoum in search of services and safety. This working paper explores their experiences.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, April 2013
This report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor describes serious human rights abuses in South Sudan.
Amnesty International, April 2013
The armed conflict in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state between the Sudanese government and armed opposition group, the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), continues unabated, and to the detriment of the civilian population.
Jairo Munive, DIIS REPORT
This report explores the DDR programme in South Sudan; in particular how it has evolved, what the major challenges have been to its implementation and ...
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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.
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 Horn of Africa - intra-state and inter-state conflicts and security edited by Redie Bereketeab (2013)
Crisis in the Horn of Africa - politics, piracy and the threat of terror Peter Woodward (2013)
The post-colonial state and civil war in Sudan - the origins of conflict in Darfur Noah R. Bassil (2013)
The power of creative reasoning - the ideas and vision of John Garang Lula A. Deng (2013)
The pastoral Fulbe in the Sudan Funj region - a study of the interaction between state and society Elhadi Ibrahim Osman (2013)
Gender justice and legal pluralities - Latin American and African perspectives edited by Rachel Sieder and John-Andrew McNeish (2013)
Political economy of statebuilding - power after peace edited by Mats Berdal and Dominik Zaum (2013)
Pastoralism and development in Africa - dynamic change at the margins edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones (2013)