Press Release: The Sudd Institute Announces New Executive Director

Author: Sudd Institute

Date: 7 September 2013

6th September 2013--Juba, South Sudan. The Sudd Institute board of directors appoints Professor Pauline Elaine Riak as the new Executive Director.Professor Riak succeeds former Executive Director Dr....

Cabinet needs improvement, says analyst

Author: Charlton Doki

Date: 6 August 2013

JUBA - An analyst in Juba says South Sudan’s new cabinet is neither regionally balanced nor does it meet the 25 percent quota allocated to women. In several decrees, issued under Article 112 (1) of...

South Sudan: 'independence is not as beautiful as we thought'

Author: Andrew Green | The Guardian

Date: 9 July 2013

In January 2011, Lorna Merekaje was an official observer at the referendum in which more than 98% of southern Sudanese voted to sever their ties with Sudan. She remembers the fireworks and parties tha...

Bashir’s Sudan: a test to the credibility of the AU

Author: Luka Biong Deng | Sudan Tribune

Date: 25 June 2013

June 25, 2013 - As Africa celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Union (OAU) and almost a little more than a decade since the formation of the Africa...

South Sudan Citizens Have Say on New Constitution

Author: Manyang David Mayar | Voice of America

Date: 26 March 2013

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — Residents in Jonglei state are having their say on what they think should be included in the new constitution of South Sudan, after the authorities extended the deadline for draft...

After a long fight for freedom, South Sudan cracks down on dissent

Author: Hereward Holland | Reuters

Date: 14 March 2013

(Reuters) - Three weeks after Christmas, a package wrapped in plastic appeared on John Penn de Ngong's bed.   Unwrapping the parcel, the South Sudanese poet-cum-activist found a jawbone, a bullet and...

South Sudan: A Politics of Demise or a Vision for Progress?

Author: Jok Madut Jok | Sudan Tribune

Date: 12 March 2013

The Republic of South Sudan has made tremendous progress on several developmental fronts, including establishment of institutions of governance, reformation of the military, structuring of public serv...

Fear lingers in South Sudan despite independence

Author: Joseph Edward | The Niles

Date: 22 February 2013

A recent report by the Sudd Institute, an independent research organisation funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace, said the current situation recalls some of the most violent periods of the North-Sout...

Free speech at stake in South Sudan

Author: IRIN Africa | IRIN Africa

Date: 7 February 2013

JUBA, 7 February 2013 (IRIN) - Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic free...

Salva Changes the Guards

Author: Africa Confidential | Africa Confidential

Date: 1 February 2013

In a sudden and sweeping military reshuffle, President Salva Kiir Mayardit retired six deputy chiefs of general staff and 29 major generals by decree on 21 January. The idea is to transform the Sudan...

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