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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Fritz Nganje | 28 October 2014
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.
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...
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.
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...