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Simplifying the Arusha Intra-SPLM Reunification Agreement

Augustino Ting Mayai; Jok Madut Jok | 27 January 2015

South Sudan broke apart and plunged into a violent confrontation in December 2013 following bitter disagreements within the top leadership of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), splintering the party into several groupings. The conflict shockingly started merely 2 years after the country seceded from the Sudan, in 2011.

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Understanding the Implications of the Pagak and Juba Peace Conferences

Augustino Ting Mayai | 13 January 2015

On 25th August 2014, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a East African regional block that has since taken on an essential role of mediating the South Sudanese warring groups, the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) and Sudan’s People Liberation Army/Movement-In Opposition (SPLA/M-IO), set out a negotiating instrument for resolving South...

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Embattled for Legitimacy: GoSS and the 2015 Elections

Augustino Ting Mayai | 6 January 2015

Restoring peace in South Sudan remains tenuous, as the rival groups, the rebels and government, are increasingly becoming less committed to a peaceful resolution of the violence. Attempts by regional and international bodies to stamp out South Sudan’s raging violence during the last year have proved futile.

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Inclusivity: A Challenge to the IGAD-Led South Sudanese Peace Process

Zacharia D. Akol | 7 December 2014

For eleven months now, 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. In a move designed to supposedly ensure a comprehensive resolution of a violent conflict between South Sudan’s warring parties, the Government of South...

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Deconstructing the Protocol on Agreed Principles and the Peace Process

Nhial Tiitmamer, Abraham A. Awolich | 4 December 2014

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.

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South Sudan’s National Security Bill: Merits and Public Reactions

Augustino Ting Mayai; Jok Madut Jok | 7 October 2014

South Sudan’s National Security Bill has been under parliamentary vetting in the last few weeks, and the law-making body has just passed it on October 6, 2014. The Bill now awaits the president’s endorsement into law.

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South Sudan Retracts its Labor Regulations under Pressure

Jok Madut Jok; Augustino Ting Mayai | 30 September 2014

When the Ministry of Labor, Public Service and Human Resource Development of the Republic of South Sudan, issued a ministerial circular on September 16th, 2014, announcing a new policy regarding the employment of foreign nationals, the order was greeted with applause by many unemployed nationals who had long criticized the...

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South Sudan’s Crisis: Weighing the Cost of the Stalemate in the Peace Process

Jok Madut Jok | 12 August 2014

This analysis weighs the cost of the stalemate of the South Sudanese peace process. It suggests that the stalemate is costly, and that the solution to the current crisis lies with the warring parties, the South Sudanese citizenry, and the international community.

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South Sudan’s Crisis: Its Drivers, Key Players, and Post-conflict Prospects

The Sudd Institute | 3 August 2014

This analysis argues that although the crisis was triggered by power struggle within the SPLM, historical issues that remained unresolved after the CPA significantly compounded it. As well, other factors such as illiteracy, maladministration and undemocratic nature in the SPLM, lack of employment, and weak institutions all contributed to this...

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