Sudan

Inside the Region’s Struggle for Peace in South Su

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
In September 2018, South Sudan signed a peace accord to end five years of civil war. However, the agreement remains extremely fragile, and almost a year later key parts of the unity government between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar ndash; now Vice President ndash; have not ...

South Sudan’s Other War: Resolving the Insurgency in Equatoria 

Friday, February 26, 2021
A rebellion in Equatoria, South Sudan rsquo;s southernmost region, is undermining the already troubled peace between the main belligerents in its civil war. Mediators should push for a wider compact that accommodates Equatorian grievances and includes the insurgent general in talks about the coun ...

The Rebels Come to Khartoum: How to Implement Sudan’s New Peace Agreement

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The October 2020 accord between rebels and Sudan rsquo;s transitional government is a big step forward. But difficulties remain. External powers should help Khartoum broaden the deal to include holdouts, reform the security sector and keep promises to invest in the country rsquo;s long-neglected ...

Toward a Viable Future for South Sudan

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Ten years after independence, South Sudan is faring poorly, beleaguered by political and socio-economic ills. The civil war rsquo;s two main antagonists have an uneasy peace, but others fight on. The country needs a reset rooted in power sharing and devolution of authority from the centre. ...

South Sudan: Rampant Abusive Surveillance by National Security Service Instils C

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
South Sudan rsquo;s National Security Service (NSS) is using abusive surveillance to terrorize journalists, activists and critics, leading to a climate of intense fear and self-censorship, Amnesty International said in a new report. ldquo;These Walls Have Ears rdquo; ndash; The Chilling Effe ...

Journalists Harassed, Detained, And Sentenced To Jail In South Sudan

Friday, November 6, 2020
New York, November 5, 2020 mdash; South Sudanese authorities should immediately release journalists Zechariah Makuach Maror and Jackson Ochaya and halt all acts of intimidation against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 1, Ochaya, a reporter with the private ...

Open Letter to the Friends of Sudan

Monday, December 9, 2019
While Sudan has embarked on a path toward democratic and accountable government, economic fragility threatens to derail its transition. The Friends of Sudan should bolster the civilian-led administration with urgently-needed financial support and call for an African Union envoy to help keep the t ...

A Short Window to Resuscitate South Sudan’s Ailing Peace Deal

Monday, December 2, 2019
A negotiated 100-day extension for naming a unity government has averted a crisis imperilling a ceasefire between South Sudan rsquo;s main belligerents. Regional leaders should use the time to pressure them to agree on how to divide the country into states, an essential step for peace. ...

South Sudanese Capital City Gets Electricity For First Time

Saturday, November 23, 2019
South Sudan has launched its first electricity grid and power distribution system in the country 39;s capital Juba with President Salva Kiir Mayardit declaring it a strong sign of peace, unity and development in the world rsquo;s youngest nation. The launch marks the first time the city w ...

Déjà Vu: Preventing Another Collapse in South Sudan

Monday, November 4, 2019
South Sudan rsquo;s conflict parties are supposed to form a unity government by 12 November. But key disputes between them remain unresolved. External actors should push the adversaries to make progress on these matters before entering any power-sharing arrangement ndash; lest war erupt once more. ...
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