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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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HIV/AIDS: A Threat to National Security in South Sudan

Awak Deng Bior | 22 July 2014

On July 9th 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation.  The untapped investment opportunities offered by this new nation are attracting both foreign investors and South Sudanese in the Diaspora.  This homecoming of South Sudanese from the Diaspora and the influx of foreign investors and aid workers to South...

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The Impacts of Violence on Education in South Sudan

Augustino Ting Mayai; Hollyn Hammond | 1 July 2014

Basic education is a fundamental economic necessity, but circumstances such as armed violence often make its effective provision quite grim. This is particularly pertinent in South Sudan where the delivery of social services has been greatly undermined by a recent violence.

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What is South Sudan’s Wisdom Courting Russia?

Abraham A. Awolich | 10 June 2014

The month of May 2014 had been an interesting period politically in South Sudan. During this period, the American Secretary of State, John Kerry and the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, visited South Sudan to push the warring parties to seek a peaceful end to the violence that had...

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