Cde Acuil Malith Banggol
For South Sudan the chance for unity in diversity was demonstrated during the liberation war and especially with Referendum results. We could unite. But what is the agenda around which to unite? Is it power sharing or looting sharing, asks Cde Acuil Malith Banggol.
The Sudd Institute, Jok Madut Jok
The return of former political detainees from Kenya to consult with the President of South Sudan, and their planned trip to Pagak in Upper Nile to meet with the leadership of the armed opposition, all with a view to settling the country's 18-month conflict, have spurred debates in the country, writes Jok Madut Jok.
Clingendael's Conflict Research Unit (CRU), Hemmer & Grinstead
The crisis in South Sudan calls for a critical reflection on past and forthcoming aid practices in the country, and on the assumptions and ambitions that underpin them. On the whole, donor engagement in South Sudan has been based on a flawed situational framing, argues Jort Hemmer and Nick Grinstead in this policy brief.
In this interetsing analysis of some of the historical and systemic roots of the current crisis in South Sudan, Gerard Prunier asks why South Sudan blew up in December 2013 and what is likely to happen as a result.
The Sudd Institute policy brief, Bol
This analysis illustrates the Government of South Sudan's (GoSS) investment in basic services, especially health. The main findings from budget appraisals indicate limited investments in health per preplanned priorities, suggesting increased health spending for improved health outcomes in South Sudan.
South Sudan Law Society, Deng
The newly independence nation of South Sudan displays all the telltale signs of the resource curse. Unless urgent measures are put in place to ensure greater transparency and accountability over the use of oil revenue, the economic crisis facing South Sudan may ultimately inflict as much damage on the young nation as the war itself, writes David K. Deng.
Small Arms Survey, HSBA
This update provides a detailed fieldwork-based update on the beginning of the dry season military campaigns in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, the state of negotiations, and the growing alignment of the Sudan Revolutionary Front and the unarmed Sudanese political opposition.
The Sudd Institute policy brief, Juliana Bol
This analysis illustrates the Government of South Sudan's (GoSS) investment in basic services, especially health. It assesses planned government spending as a barometer of national priorities, focusing on the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The focus is on social accountability or justice. The main findings from budget appraisals indicate limited investments in health per preplanned priorities.
The Sudd Institute policy brief, Jok Madut Jok
South Sudan needs a robust and comprehensive program of communal reconciliation, a project that confronts head-on the history of violence, its drivers, issues of justice and accountability, all politically and financially supported by the state but not singularly driven by them, argues Jok Madut Jok in this policy brief from the Sudd Institute.
All Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan
The responsibility for South Sudan's current state of conflict must ultimately lie with the country's political leadership. Yet, this does not preclude the question of what the international community could have done differently following South Sudan's independence and what lessons can be drawn for future engagement, argues this report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan.
Small Arms Survey, HSBA
It is now thirteen months since the beginning of the South Sudanese conflict. Peace negotiations, which continued during the rainy season, have failed to overcome the substantial divergences between the two sides' positions.
Stimson Center and the Sudd Institute,
UNMISS will have to make tough choices about how to prioritize its scarce resources to protect people by preventing or mitigating deliberate violence against civilians. This report provides recommendations that could help UNMISS achieve its mandated objectives to protect some of the people most threatened by deliberate violence against civilians.
International Crisis Group, Africa Report No 223
Since December 2013, the divorce between Sudan and South Sudan has been followed by a new phase of civil war in South Sudan in which the now two countries' wars are increasingly merged.This report from International Crisis Group calls for more effective mediation, including greater IGAD outreach to armed groups and hardliners across South Sudan, better coordination with AU mediation in Sudan and more strategic and concerted U.S. and Chinese help to break the regional deadlock.
Frontier Economics, Center for Conflict Resolution, Centre for Peace and Development Studies
The economic costs of the conflict in South Sudan are substantial, with a projected drop of 15% in South Sudan's GDP for 2014.This report from Frontier Economics, the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Peace and Development Studies looks forward from January 2015 to quantify the additional economic costs that would be incurred by South Sudan, other countries in the neighbouring region, and the wider international community, should the conflict continue.
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 8:4, Jairo Munive
Current practice for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) in South Sudan centres on ex-combatants' reintegration through encouraging entrepreneurship and selfemployment and thereby their willingness to take risks and responsibility. This article by Jairo Munive argues that DDR interventions seldom capture the labour market experience of demobilized combatants. Self-employment is the solution to the process of reintegration, empowerment and ultimately a key to statebuilding.
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.
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 Institite Policy Brief, Zacharia D. Akol
For eleven months, the northeastern African regional bloc, the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has been leading the world's response to the crisis in South Sudan. However, IGAD's efforts seem seriously challenged, as it has not been able to convince the belligerent parties to accept the inclusion of the other parties in the talks.
IMF Country Report No. 14/345
The International Monetary Fund holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year. This is the country report from the consultations with the Republic of South Sudan. It contains a staff report, an informational annex, a debt sustainability analysis, a staff statement and a press release.
The Sudd Institute, Tiitmamer & Awolich
This paper analyzes the 'Protocol on Agreed Principles on Transitional Arrangements towards Resolution of the Crisis in South Sudan.' The Protocol was signed on 25 August 2014 by IGAD heads of states and governments as the basis for negotiating a mechanism to end the ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan. Despite requiring an endorsement from all parties, only one party, the government, signed the Protocol. Why?
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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.
Past, present, and future - fifty years of anthropology in Sudan Munzoul A. M. Asal, Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil (2015)
South Sudan - a slow liberation Edward Thomas (2015)
Emerging orders in the Sudans editors, Sandra Calkins, Enrico Ille, Richard Rottenburg (2015)
South Sudan - the crisis of infancy Peter Adwok Nyaba (2014)
Evaluation methodologies for aid in conflict edited by Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull, Megan Kennedy-Chouane (2014)
Norge i Sudan - på bunnen av sola Bibiana Dahle Piene (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)