Publications

The Sudd Institute

What is South Sudan’s Wisdom Courting Russia?

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 10/06/2014

 

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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How the Federal System of Government is Misunderstood in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/06/2014

 

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: A Key to Ending the Worsening Crisis in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 12/05/2014

 

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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The Replacement of South Sudan Army Chief and its Implications

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/05/2014

 

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

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/04/2014

 

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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South Sudan’s Mining Policy and Resource Curse

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 22/04/2014

 

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?

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 15/04/2014

 

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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South Sudan’s Violence: The Health Implications

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/04/2014

 

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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Alternatives to UN Trusteeship and Joint Administration Proposals Provided: A Response to Kuir Garang

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 07/04/2014

 

This response is prompted by a written critique of an article published by the Sudd Institute on March 11, 2014 regarding the proposed Joint Administration and UN Trusteeship. The Sudd Institute’s article critiques the proposal of a UN Trusteeship and Joint International Community South Sudanese administration as potential mechanisms to...


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South Sudan’s Crisis: A UN Trusteeship or Joint Administration is Outlandish

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/03/2014

 

Since mid-December, 2013, when the conflict started in South Sudan, several international experts and analysts have come up with a flurry of ideas on how to end the violence and chart a way forward for the bleeding nation.


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