Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues

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"The Price of Silence"

Amnesty International

The freedom of expression has been increasingly eroded in South Sudan since independence in 2011. In this report, Amnesty International describes how journalists have been harrassed, intimidated and arbitrarily detained by South Sudan's authorities, while the government has failed to pass key laws to protect freedom of expression.

The Impacts of Violence on Education in South Sudan

The Sudd Institute

This policy brief from the Sudd Institute analyzes the impacts of South Sudan's ongoing violence on education in the three states of Upper Nile. The report states that the war has led to pronounced reductions in educational activities and resources in the area, with school closure and mass outmigration as a result.

South Sudan-China Relations: A Reversed Courtship

Luka B. Deng Kuol

Given the enormous challenges facing Juba, South Sudan has to forge a new courtship in China. As part of its new diplomatic outreach, the Vice President will visit China towards the end of this month. As this visit has been cautiously arranged by Chinese Communist Party rather than by the Government of China, Juba will have an uphill task to be successful with its new courtship in China, writes Luka B. Deng Kuol.

Options for political accommodation in the republic of the Sudan

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.

Conflict in South Sudan: A Human Rights Report

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

The conflict in South Sudan has been devastating for the civilian population. This report from UNMISS states that there are reasonable grounds to believe that violations of international human rights and humanitarian law have been committed by both parties to the conflict. The findings impose an obligation on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to investigate violations and to prosecute and punish those found to be responsible.

Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, Report No. 3

This report from SLRC points to security as a primary demand directed at the government by people in Uror and Nyirol counties in South Sudan. Security is described as the key condition for improved livelihoods and service delivery.

The Release of South Sudan's Political Detainees and the Prospects for Peace

The Sudd Institute, Jok, Awolich & Tiitmamer

After several months in detention, the government of South Sudan has decided to stay the charges of treason that were brought against four prominent South Sudanese politicians in relation to the government's allegation that they had been part of a plot to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit. This brief provides the Sudd Institute's analysis on this issue.

South Sudan, many pasts, no solutions?

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.

Threat of Sanctions against South Sudanese Leaders: What Implications?

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.

South Sudan: A civil war by any other name

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.

Unleashing the potential for good governance

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.

Crisis and Opportunity in South Sudan

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

Is South Sudan Politics and Politicians for Stabilization or Destabilization?

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.

The Sudd Institute on the Situation of Insecurity in Juba

Sudd Institute

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 ...

At an Impasse: The Conflict in Blue Nile

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.

The crisis in Abyei

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.

The Crisis in Abyei Update

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 ...

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.

The Darfur Conflict

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.

Opportunities for Gender Justice and Reconciliation in 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 ...

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