Publications

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Protecting South Sudan from the Ebola Virus Disease: Policy Implications

Authors: Bior K. Bior, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 25/10/2022

 

In the aftermath of the EVD outbreak in the Republic of Uganda, the threat of cross-border spread to the neighboring countries, such as South Sudan, has been elevated from “high” to “very high.” As a result, South Sudan has been re-classified as a priority country for the EVD prevention and preparedness.


 

This Review identifies and problematizes certain key aspects of the Peace Agreement likely to derail constitution-making process. These four conundrums are:


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Amending the South Sudan’s Revitalized Peace Agreement: The Implications of the Extension and its Roadmap

Authors: Mading Gum Mading, Joseph Geng Akech, Peter Garang Geng

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 10/08/2022

 

On 4 August 2022, the Parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement agreed to extend the Transitional Period for 24 months. The Parties, led by the Council of Ministers, acted under article 8.4 of the Agreement which provides a three-stage procedure for amending the Agreement.


 

On July 29, 2022, the IMF Executive Board concluded the Article IV consultation with the Republic of South Sudan, and the Management extended the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), which will allow the authorities to deliver on the remaining structural benchmarks.


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To dredge or not to dredge the White Nile’s tributaries: is the cart before the horse?

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 15/06/2022

 

Social media is teeming with mixed reactions to Egypt’s plan to dredge the Bahr el Ghazal River to reduce the flood risks in South Sudan. In addition to the mixed public reactions, South Sudanese officials continue to contradict one another in the media, signifying lack of consensus on the project...


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Constitution-making is not a Race against Time

Author: Joseph Geng Akech

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 31/05/2022

 

The debate on constitution-making in South Sudan is gaining momentum with three proposals in the limelight. The first is the Sudd Institute’s proposal which calls for certain precursors to be addressed for there to be a smooth political transition through democratic elections.


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The Tragedy of the Unregulated: Why the Government should Reform the Charcoal Sector

Authors: Jok Gai Anai, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 26/04/2022

 

Charcoal is increasingly becoming a primary energy choice, accounting for 96% of cooking fuel for the growing urban population of South Sudan (NBS, 2012; Tiitmamer & Anai, 2018). Yet not much is known about the level of government regulation to make the woodfuel, especially the charcoal sector, sustainable.


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The ‘permanent’ Constitution need not be a prerequisite for holding elections in South Sudan

Author: Joseph Geng Akech

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 22/03/2022

 

On March 1st, 2022, the Sudd Institute – one of Africa’s top think-tanks based in Juba, South Sudan, published a Weekly Review entitled’ Democratic Elections in South Sudan. In that review, Dr Augustino T. Mayai, Prof Matthew LeRiche and William Underwood, a PhD student, raised emerging arguments against holding elections...


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Democratic Elections in South Sudan

Authors: Matthew LeRiche, William Underwood, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 01/03/2022

 

This week’s Review analyzes South Sudan’s readiness to conduct elections in under a year and reflects on why they are important. We start out with the discussion of the election’s fundamentals, then move to why elections are imperative in a post-conflict context.


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A Personal Perspective on the Ngok-Twic Conflict in Aneet

Author: Francis Mading Deng

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 22/02/2022

 

Ever since the conflict between groups of Twic Mayardit and the Ngok Dinka of Abyei in the border town of Aneet broke out on February 10, 2022, there has been a flurry of reactions on both sides of the conflict, crisscrossing both at home and abroad.


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