President al-Bashir’s Planned Visit to Juba
Author: Jok Madut Jok
Organization: The Sudd Institute
Type: Weekly Reviews
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 pain of the consequences of austerity policies in the lives of ordinary citizens of this country. However, the development most talked about this week has been the planned visit of Sudan’s president, Omer Hassan al-Bashir, to Juba, South Sudan.
This week's Weekly Digest provides the Sudd Institute's analysis on the issue.
Jok Madut Jok is trained in the anthropology of health and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a fellow of Rift Valley Institute and Director of the Sudd Institute. Jok has held fellowship positions at a number of other institutions, including the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also served in the Government of South Sudan as undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture and Heritage for three years. He has also worked in aid and development and author of four books and numerous articles covering gender, sexuality and reproductive health, humanitarian aid, ethnography of political violence, gender-based violence, war and slavery, and the politics of identity in South Sudan and Sudan. His book Breaking Sudan: The Search for Peace, was published in 2017 by OneWorld.