Publications: Weekly Reviews

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Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-conflict South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/11/2018

 

In 2005, South Sudan adopted a minimum of 25 percent women representation quota in its interim constitution. Following the independence, this quota was maintained, with the Transitional Constitution devoting three clauses to this important policy.  In 2013, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the governing party, proposed raising this quota to increase...


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Kenya’s Crackdown on the South Sudanese

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/08/2018

 

Like the rest of the world, South Sudanese in Kenya were shocked when the Kenyan police started storming their residences, arresting and detaining many of them in police center in Nairobi, Nakuru, Lodwar, Eldoret, and Nyeri, among others.


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The Fundamental Problem of South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 26/04/2018

 

This weekly review investigates what underpins the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, which is barely understood. The ongoing peace processes, namely IGAD led mediation efforts, National Dialogue and SPLM reunification efforts, may not bring a durable peace if the origin of the conflict is not well understood.


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Understanding the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements Violations in South Sudan

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 09/01/2018

 

December 15, 2017, marked 4 years of a political turmoil in an independent South Sudan. This has culminated in the country’s widespread insecurity, an unmatched humanitarian tragedy, and a heightening economic distress. This misery deepens as a host of efforts to stamp the instability continues to falter, one after another.


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The Sudd Institute in 2017

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 09/01/2018

 

The Sudd Institute in 2017


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President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s Visit to Khartoum: Goals and Outcomes

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 14/11/2017

 

People who study the relationship between north and south of the old Sudan do recognize that the memories of the Sudanese state violence, racial and religious bigotry of many northern Sudanese leaders and the anti-north sentiments they have engendered in the south, all of which fueled the drive for the...


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The Significance of US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s Visits to South Sudan

Author: The Sudd Institute

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 31/10/2017

 

 


 

When the Sudd Institute was established in 2012, the people of South Sudan had just received the declaration of their new state with a mix of reactions. Independence was the culmination of the political evolution that had been long in the making and anticipated as the possible panacea for half...


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The Recent Change of Guards at the Ministry of Finance and Bank of South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 17/01/2017

 

South Sudan is economically and politically distressed. Weak institutions, mismanagement, and corruption have for years plagued the nascent Republic’s economy, bearing markedly on political processes and outcomes. Hilde Johnson (2016) and Christopher Clapham (2012) suggest such is often expected of liberators who have just become a government in a country...


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The Proliferating Rebellion in South Sudan: Its Explanations and Implications

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/10/2016

 

For nearly a decade now, several armed groups have emerged all over the country, with some of them sometimes signing agreements with the government that last only a very short time. What normally follows, as historically evident, is a cycle of rebellions and sojourning political settlements, with rebel leaders shuttling...


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Development Assistance versus Humanitarian Aid: Which will Help South Sudan to Move out of its Perennial Crisis Mode

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/06/2016

 

Seven weeks since the Transitional government of National Unity was formed, however, international development assistance to South Sudan remains shut. The countries that sponsored South Sudan’s peace process have suggested that they have not really cut aid to South Sudan, but have simply channeled it toward humanitarian programs and away...


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South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity: A Solution to the Country’s Instability or Mere Elite Pact of Self-Preservation?

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2016

 

After many delays, Riek Machar, leader of the armed opposition, Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), finally returned to Juba on April 26, 2016, bringing with him cautious happiness among the populace who had been desperately anticipating the return of peace since December 2013.


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South Sudan’s Enactment of NGO Act and its Implications on Humanitarian Operations

Author: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/02/2016

 

The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed on February 2, 2016 for the second time the non-governmental organizations bill, along with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) bill. The lawmaking body first endorsed the NGO Bill on May 12, 2015, but it was returned to the Parliament for review...


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Poverty and Currency Floating in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 08/01/2016

 

South Sudan recently floated its currency against a dollar, invoking astronomical hikes in prices across the board. Owing to low local production, the world’s newest country imports just about anything, essentially lending little use for its currency in the international markets.


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The Creation of 28 South Sudanese States: Is It Economically and Legally Viable?

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/10/2015

 

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on October 2nd, 2015, issued an executive order that increased the country’s current 10 states to 28 decentralized states. The new arrangement, to a certain degree, follows ethnic boundaries[1], methodically isolating those communities mainly in the Upper Nile region[2].


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Untangling the Deal Breakers in the Partially Signed South Sudanese Peace Agreement and the Options on the Table

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 25/08/2015

 

After months of fighting and on and off negotiations, the IGAD Plus finally set a deadline of August 17th, 2015 to end a conflict that has displaced over a million people and killed tens of thousands. The effort resulted in a partially signed deal.


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The Compromise on Resolving South Sudan’s Conflict: How IGAD’s New Peace Offer is Unsustainable

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/08/2015

 

It is now 20 months since the present civil war started in South Sudan. In search of appropriate interventions, several strides, concerted locally, regionally, and internationally, have thus far been undertaken. Unfortunately, not a single strategy has been able to produce convincing results for the warring parties to end the...


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Cholera: A New Threat to Health in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 14/07/2015

 

South Sudan currently experiences existential health threats as the war devastates a third of its territory, the Greater Upper Nile region. Morbidity and mortality related to both direct and indirect consequences of war have become increasingly commonplace, especially in the displaced encampments.


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South Sudanese in Utah are a Sign of Hope and Peace in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/06/2015

 

Since the recent war struck in South Sudan, there has been an increasing tendency by the South Sudanese ethnic communities to sever relations among themselves. In particular, members of the Dinka and Nuer ethnicities in the Diaspora quickly retreated back to their localities and started to avoid interacting with each...


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The Return and Reinstatement of Former Political Detainees into the Leadership Ranks of South Sudan’s Ruling SPLM: What is its Worth?

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/06/2015

 

The recent announcement of the reinstatement of former senior leaders of the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), who were dismissed by its chairman in 2013 from the party ranks, came as yet another unsurprising and yet questionable action by a party that has been plagued for years...


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Why Celebrating Tragedy should End: What the Incessant Violent Confrontations Mean for the Ordinary South Sudanese

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 09/06/2015

 

Recently, a new bout of large-scale armed confrontations hit the states of Upper Nile and Unity, with new allies of the SPLA-In Opposition taking control of Malakal and its surrounding vicinities, equally threatening the nation’s only oil producing facilities in Paloch.


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The African Union and the Botched Responsibility to Act on Behalf of South Sudan’s Victims of Conflict

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 17/03/2015

 

The recent leak of a draft report attributed to the African Union Commission of Inquiry for South Sudan (AUCISS) has coincided with the termination of the peace talks between the government and rebel forces under the auspices of the East African regional block, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).


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Simplifying the Arusha Intra-SPLM Reunification Agreement

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 27/01/2015

 

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.


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Understanding the Implications of the Pagak and Juba Peace Conferences

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 13/01/2015

 

On 25th August 2014, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a East African regional bloc 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...


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Embattled for Legitimacy: GoSS and the 2015 Elections

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/01/2015

 

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.


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South Sudan’s National Security Bill: Merits and Public Reactions

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 07/10/2014

 

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.


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South Sudan Retracts its Labor Regulations under Pressure

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/09/2014

 

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...


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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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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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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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The Question of Ugandan Troops in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 04/03/2014

 

Following the violent events of December 15, 2013, the Government of South Sudan felt the need to request Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) member states to assist in quelling a rebellion that threatened to unseat an elected government.


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Understanding the Emergence of South Sudan’s Current Violence: Political, Social, and Institutional Explanations

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 22/01/2014

 

On December 15th, 2013, gunfire erupted in the South Sudanese city of Juba. At the scene, several soldiers were instantly killed and numerous others injured. The next few hours were punctuated by spread of violence in the city, with authorities concluding the event as being an attempted coup.


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South Sudan and the Risks of Unrest

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/12/2013

 

Though South Sudanese have been expressing disappointment in the way their young state has been run ever since independence was declared in 2011, they have been more recently appalled by news that has bombarded them about government failures, fiscal misdeeds, unclear policies, uncertainties of what the future holds for them...


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Devaluation of South Sudanese Pound: A Sound Economic Policy in Unsound Economic Environment

Author: Adel Sandrai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 17/11/2013

 

The move by the Bank of South Sudan to devaluate the South Sudanese Pound was met with stiff opposition from the cross-section of the public. The market reacted nervously to the decision. The National Legislative Assembly summoned the Governor of the Central Bank and demanded for an explanation.


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Abyei Final Status: A Mismanaged and Unyielding Stalemate

Author: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 29/10/2013

 

As the month of October draws to a close, the future of the final status of the disputed region of Abyei remains disappointingly uncertain and extremely unpredictable. The unyielding stalemate between South Sudan and Sudan is a remarkable test that challenges not only the leadership and credibility of the African...


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A Fallacy of Failed States Index: The Case of South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/10/2013

 

A useful experimental tool, the FSI is intended to warn the world community against ramifications of states’ fragility. Precisely and rightly so, the Index postulates that state failure anywhere might have some serious implications for most, if not all, nations, particularly as the globalized and technologically connected world system is...


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President Salva Kiir’s Visit to Khartoum

Author: Adel Sandrai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 13/09/2013

 

The Sudd Institute analyzes the net gain from the visit of President Salva Kiir Mayardit to Khartoum, the driving factors behind the move to hold the Presidential Summit and the potential political backlash resulting from changing national political landscapes in South Sudan.


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Restructuring the South Sudanese Federal Government: Political or Human Factor?

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 10/08/2013

 

On July 23, 2013, President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued some of the most courageous political/administrative decrees of all time, relieving the nation’s longstanding vice president of his post, suspending the chief administrator, the Secretary General of the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), dissolving the executive branch of...


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South Sudan’s Fight against Corruption: Are We Winning?

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/07/2013

 

In a decree, issued on June 18, 2013, the President of the Republic, Salva Kiir Mayardit, in a rare move, lifted the immunity of two senior ministers in the government, Deng Alor and Kosti Manibe, to answer questions regarding their role in the an un-procedural transfer of nearly eight million dollars.


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Regional Conferences in South Sudan Are Imperative

Author: Lual A. Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 25/06/2013

 

Justice Deng Biong has triggered an opportune and a healthy discourse on the relevance of regional conferences based on the colonial division of the South into three administrative provinces of Bahr el-Ghazal, Equatoria, and Upper Nile.


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President Kiir and the International Criminal Court at the African Union Summit

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/06/2013

 

The question of whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been unjust to African leaders, singularly going after them, and probably driven by racism, has been an ongoing debate for about a decade now. These accusations against the ICC have never been based on a claim that the indicted African...


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Understanding the Parameters of Lakes State Authorities' Extremism on Alcohol Production and Consumption

Author: Agook Mayek

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/05/2013

 

The case of Lakes State's ban on both alcohol production and consumption is very corporeal and at the same time interesting, particularly, when one looks at its pros and cons. In the olden days of Khartoum regime, there were profound constrictions to alcohol production and consumption in the country, which...


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Managing the Communal Violence in Tonj East County

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/05/2013

 

It has been 7 years since the emergence of acrimonious internal relations within Tonj East County, particularly between Luackoth and Jalwau. Interestingly, the Dinka sections are from Anan Atak judicial constituency, which is apparently chaired by an Executive Chief, Gum Mading, from Jalwau.


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Sorting Out the Mayhem in Jonglei State: A Classic Security Dilemma

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2013

 

The classic security dilemma that has faced the government of South Sudan for some time now has glaringly and more strongly demonstrated itself in recent years in Jonglei, the country’s largest and most populous state, and the most wrecked by violence.


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Bashir’s Official Visit: What It Means for the two Sudans

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/04/2013

 

Bashir’s visit was planned to happen immediately after the signing of the agreements last year as an attempt to normalize diplomatic and economic relations with South Sudan, but the grievous mistrust between the two countries saw the plan fell through.


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SPLM Politics of Gender Equity

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 10/04/2013

 

The need to advocate for women’s agenda has been widely diffused and adopted in many nations and international bodies. A number of national constitutions, particularly in the developing societies, for example, apportion women’s representation quotas in the government, though an effective implementation in majority of the countries remains sorely strained.


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South Sudan: Do We Have a Culture of Peace?

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 01/04/2013

 

Recently the government of Angola and UNESCO convened a conference, “Pan African Forum on the Sources and Resources for a Culture of Peace” in Luanda, Angola. This conference, which was attended by scholars, government officials, culture specialists from UNESCO, teachers and representatives of women and youth networks from across Africa,...


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

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 09/03/2013

 

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 service, taking great strides in education and health care, much of which was, admittedly, possible through foreign aid.


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Truth and Reconciliation in South Sudan

Authors: Adel Sandrai, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 27/02/2013

 

Weeks ago, the president of the Republic of South Sudan issued a decree forming a committee responsible for the truth and reconciliation exercise in the country. Some people in the country welcomed the move, though others say it took too long, but considered it a positive step to bringing understanding,...


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Endless Presidential Summits and Negotiations in Addis Ababa: Can African Union Help South Sudan Resolve Post Independence Issues with Sudan?

Author: Adel Sandrai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/02/2013

 

After nineteen months of independence South Sudan is nowhere near resolving post independence issues with Sudan.  The cooperation agreements signed between the two countries in September 2012 have not been implemented due to pre-conditions that were not part of the terms of the signed agreements that Khartoum says must be...


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Gender Equality in South Sudan: A Review of Customs and Constitution

Author: Awak Deng Bior

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 29/01/2013

 

Gender equality, although a human rights issue, is often violated. Women’s rights are more than susceptible to abrogation in the developing countries. The leaders of these countries  tend to unsuccessfully perceive the need to include women in decision making in order to attain a peaceful, just, and prosperous society.


 

In a recent presidential decree read on the state-owned South Sudan television, president Salva Kiir Mayar relieved a large number of army generals, on top of whom were all the six deputies of the Chief of General Staff and replaced them with newly promoted officers.


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Unity State Leads in Lean Government Model

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/01/2013

 

South Sudan is presently faced with serious economic adversities since it discontinued oil production earlier last year—a decision some analysts, both locally and internationally, considered haphazard. Since then public employees and government contractors have experienced salary cuts and delayed payments.


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In 2013 Reflect Upon 2012: A Review of the New Year’s Call from President Kiir

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 08/01/2013

 

January 8, 2013


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The Recent Events in Wau: A Disaster Averted

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/01/2013

 

After a harrowing period of violence that was witnessed in Wau town between December 8 and 23rd, 2012, the fighting, which had pitted the Dinka and the Fertit, finally ended just before Christmas, to the relief of all.


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Clashes in Wau: A Testament to Fragility of Ethnic Relations in South Sudan

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 25/12/2012

 

Recently, between December 8th and 21st, Wau town, the capital city of Western Bahr el-Ghazal and South Sudan’s second most ethnically diverse state, witnessed tragic and shocking events of extreme violence between the Dinka and the Fertit.


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Lawlessness and Its Rule of Law Implications in South Sudan

Author: Mark A. Wek Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 24/12/2012

 

Though having recently attained sovereignty, the Republic of South Sudan continues to be plagued by, among others, the problem of lawlessness that is deeply embedded in the country’s history of violence. This lawlessness is a major insecurity issue that results in loss of lives of innocent people in almost every...


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Juba’s Insecurity: A Challenge to State Authority and Credibility

Author: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 13/12/2012

 

Last week, the nation was rocked by the news of the cowardice and senseless murdering of a prominent South Sudanese political commentator and opinion writer, Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol, better known to his readership audience by his pen name as Isaiah Abraham, on Wednesday, 5 November 2012 at his...


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Food Security: A Matter Deserving National Discourse

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 04/12/2012

 

This past week saw two significant events happening in Juba: The annual Governors’ Forum and the Agriculture Trade Fair. Although separately planned, the timing and the underpinning theme, “food security”, joined the two programs. Food security is an important matter that deserves attention at the highest national level and this...


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Borders, Bombs and Sudan-South Sudan Unworkable Agreements

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/11/2012

 

Over the past week, the people of South Sudan have been reminded once again of the horrific wartime experiences when Sudan’s air force randomly and indiscriminately dropped bombs from a high altitude Russian-made Antonov onto villages and civilian facilities near the Sudan-South Sudan Border. 


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Sudanese Refugee Influx into South Sudan: Security and Bilateral Relations Implications

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 21/11/2012

 

The circumstances of Sudanese refugees in the Yida camp appear to be extraordinarily dire, the UN agency reports. While the displaced Sudanese suffer humiliation, disease, starvation, poor living conditions, and death, their experience also presents serious neighborhood effects for South Sudan.


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The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: What the Outcome Means for South Sudan

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 13/11/2012

 

The recent re-election of Barack Obama for a second term as president was received in South Sudan with jubilation. Renewed hopes have been placed on the US as one of the strongest partners in development and governance in this young country. What does President Obama’s reelection mean for U.S.


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President al-Bashir’s Planned Visit to Juba

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 08/11/2012

 

This past week has seen a flurry of news in the local media, online discussions, and in many conversations among South Sudanese, all focusing on a select number of issues, including the continuing violence in Jonglei, the expulsion of United Nations human rights monitor from the country, and the increasing...