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hivaids

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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violence and education

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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courtingrussia

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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federalism

How the Federal System of Government is Misunderstood in South Sudan

Augustino Ting Mayai | 3 June 2014

South Sudan emerged as a state from over two decades of a violent conflict, fought between the Sudanese government and the southern rebels known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). Between the interim period and independence (2005-2011), the region was governed under ‘federally’ decentralized structures, constituted in both the...

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diplomacy

Diplomacy: A Key to Ending the Worsening Crisis in South Sudan

Abraham A. Awolich | 12 May 2014

The Violence in South Sudan worsened in the month of April amidst reports of mass atrocities against civilians in Bentiu just days after the rebels gained control of the town, and in what seems like a revenge attack, a pro-government angry mob broke into a UN base where thousands of...

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armychief

The Replacement of South Sudan Army Chief and its Implications

Abraham A. Awolich | 6 May 2014

After a very difficult week for the Sudan’s People Liberation Army (SPLA) in the battle fields of Unity State, losing control of Bentiu, Leer, and Mayom and battling the rebels in Renk and other fronts in Upper Nile and Jonglei states, President Kiir announced in a decree on Wednesday, April...

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detainees

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

Jok Madut Jok, Abraham A. Awolich, and Nhial Tiitmamer | 28 April 2014

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.

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mining

South Sudan’s Mining Policy and Resource Curse

Nhial Tiitmamer | 22 April 2014

This policy brief analyzes the newly proposed South Sudanese mining sector policy using Botswana’s mining policies as standard reference and with examples drawn from a number of expert literature in extractive resources. Most resource-rich developing countries suffer poverty, political instability, civil wars, corruption, low life expectancy, high illiteracy, and high...

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Threat of Sanctions against South Sudanese Leaders: What Implications?

Jok Madut Jok | 15 April 2014

The conflict in South Sudan between the government of Salva Kiir and the opposition forces, led by former Vice President Riek Machar Teny, has undoubtedly escalated into a civil war. The two sides have so far failed to reach a negotiated settlement and have continued to cause death, destruction and...

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displace

South Sudan’s Violence: The Health Implications

Augustino Ting Mayai | 11 April 2014

Since South Sudan’s internal conflict struck roughly four months ago, concerned nations, organizations, and individuals scrambled for a remedial response. The pressure, particularly from the international community engineered by a number of Western and IGAD countries, mounted.

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