Op-ed, von habsburg-Lothringen
'Now, the headlines seem to predict the trajectory of yet another failed state: committees investigating human rights abuses, demands for accountability, threat of sanctions, the call for justice, humanitarian appeals, accusations of international interference, trials against coup plotters. The war of words between yet another entrenched African government and donors. Was independence a mistake?' asks Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen in this op-ed.
The Sudd Institute, Jok Madut Jok
The conflict in South Sudan has escalated into civil war. This review from the Sudd Institute weighs the impact of both the government's approach to the crisis and the current position taken by the Western countries.
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.
South Sudanese Professionals in Diaspora
Good governance can unleash the full potential of South Sudan. In this report, researchers belonging to the South Sudanese diaspora explore how South Sudan can achieve this goal through restructuring of the armed forces; the establishment of an independent and representative judiciary; the supremacy of the rule of law translated into respect for human rights, freedom of press and association, with multi-party democracy enshrined in the constitution.
United States Institute of Peace, Peacebrief 164
South Sudan is in crisis. The violence since mid-December has been horrific, but the crisis also presents an opportunity to put South Sudan back on the path of democratization, good governance, and peace. This brief from the United States Institute of Peace examines what needs to happen to create a foundation for lasting peace and stability
Community empowerment for progress organization (CEPO)
This report reflect opinions of citizens collected in Juba about the 16th December 2013 incident which the Government termed as "Attempted Military Coup". This report from CEPO intends to reveal citizens' opinion on the violent armed conflict that occurred that started in the capital and escalates to other states.
This press statement is an attempt to make sense of the events of December 15 through 17Th in Juba, when members of the Tiger Battalion of ...
Small Arms Survey, Claudio Gramizzi
At an Impasse analyses the first two years of the renewed conflict in Blue Nile-from September 2011 to June 2013. It elaborates on trends that characterize the conflict, presents primary armed actors, identifies military hardware and describes mechanisms established by the government to supply local militias and paramilitary forces.
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.
HSBA, Small Arms Survey, July 2013
After more than a decade of rebellion, proxy arming, and shifting alignments between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and both Arab and non-Arab populations in the region, the Darfur conflict appears little closer to resolution than it did in 2003.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 Leonardi, Cherry (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 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)