Publications

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South Sudan's devastating floods: why they happen and why they need a coherent national policy

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/12/2019

 

This year’s flood is one of the worst in South Sudan’s history. It has affected about one million people from 142,783 households in 8 of the former 10 states, compared to only 344,618 people in 2013. People lost homes, livelihoods, and shelter and got exposed to deadly diseases.


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South Sudan Peace Process: The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 04/11/2019

 

The question of whether the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) would be formed on the 12th of November 2019, as the parties have agreed, is most desired and this Policy Brief attempts to answer it.


 

This policy brief discusses how the recently proposed environmental and social audit of the petroleum companies’ operations by the Ministry of Petroleum can be conducted to generate scientific evidence that can assist in finding a permanent solution to pollution in South Sudan’s petroleum producing areas.


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The UN Security Council Visits South Sudan: A Symbolic Act of Peace

Author: Abraham Awolich

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 29/10/2019

 

Members of the United Nations Security Council, under the co-chairmanship of South Africa and the United States, visited South Sudan last week on the 20thof October 2019. The visit came as the deadline for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) looms. The Council came to...


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Compliance with Petroleum Industry Transparency and Accountability Rules in South Sudan

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 16/07/2019

 

This paper reviews the existing transparency and accountability rules to understand the extent to which these have been implemented. Despite the existence of strong petroleum transparency and accountability legal rules, we find that compliance with them has worsened in the last three years.


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Sudan’s Popular Uprisings: Where South Sudan Stands

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/06/2019

 

In April 2019, Sudanese protestors in Khartoum, the capital and other major towns, managed to push their country’s longest reigning dictator, Omer Hassen al-Bashir, out of power after 30 years of a brutal dictatorship. The fall of al-Bashir was a cause for jubilation amongst crowds across the country, and true...


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Protection of Rights of Older Persons in South Sudan: Towards Enactment of Legislative Framework

Author: Peter Garang Geng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 06/05/2019

 

The proportion of older persons in the world is increasing due to the gradual decline in death rates and rise in life expectancy, catching many governments totally unprepared. In South Sudan, the number of older persons was projected to increase by 1.1% of the total population in 2016 (UNDESA  2016).


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The Implications of Al Bashir’s Downfall on South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2019

 

Recent political developments in the Sudan dominate street conversations and various social media outlets in Juba, South Sudan. The Sudanese revolutionary forces that brought an end to a 30-year rule of President Omar Al Bashir find a lot of sympathy and support among the ordinary South Sudanese citizens, who, at...


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South Sudan and the Collective Pain of Watching a Peace Agreement Struggle for its Life

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 12/02/2019

 

For the past several weeks, there have been rising voices of both optimism and frustration, as reports of progress in the implementation of the so-called Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) continued to highlight violations, fresh military attacks, delays in executing ceasefire and security mechanisms...


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South Sudan v James Dak: A Case of Travesty of Justice

Author: Mark A. Wek Deng

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 25/12/2018

 

James Dak is a national of South Sudan who sought refugee status in Kenya in 2015 due to the civil war in South Sudan. In 2016, however, the Kenyan government cancelled his visa and returned him to South Sudan where he was charged with treason, among others, and sentenced to death.


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