Written by Abraham Awolich

The Implications of Al Bashir’s Downfall on South Sudan

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One inescapable question in the minds of many South Sudanese is what the change of guard in the Sudan represents in terms of its relationship with South Sudan. Another question pertains to the impact Al Bashir’s departure has on the Peace Agreement he helped the South Sudanese belligerents signed in September last year. This paper…

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Fixing Governance is Key to Stability in South Sudan

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Many analysts and observers of politics in South Sudan point to weak governance as the malefactor for the political crises and lack of progress on socioeconomic development in the country. This policy brief, therefore, identifies major governance challenges in South Sudan and assesses whether the recently signed R-ARCSS addresses them. Among key governance challenges is…

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The Revitalization of the ARCSS and the Prospects for Peace in South Sudan

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This policy paper evaluates the prospects of peace in South Sudan within the context of the recently proposed revitalization process of the 2015 political pact. The paper broadly argues that the revitalization process is important, but it must contend with factors that led to the collapse of the original agreement. Highlighting this, the brief discusses…

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Federalism Debate In South Sudan: Laying the Foundation for Acceptable, Responsive, and Inclusive Governance

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The South Sudanese parties to the conflict signed the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) in August 2015 and essentially agreed to establish a federal system of government. This raises three critical questions. First, do the people of South Sudan support the establishment of federalism as envisioned by the warring parties?…

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The State of the South Sudanese National Unity

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This paper discusses the state of South Sudan’s national unity. Our insights are based on interviews conducted with the members of parliament, representatives of women and youth, civil society organizations, intellectuals, and representatives of political parties residing in Juba, South Sudan. Most of the respondents look at national unity as a sense of common purpose,…

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A Search for Lasting Peace: Ending South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict

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This article focusses on key aspects of the Addis Ababa peace process and includes a review and analysis of common conflict resolution tools for informed application in the peace process, as well as a summary of recommendations.

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SPLM’s Internal Politics: A Catalyst to the Dissolution of Government

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This briefing (October 2013) provides updates on the political developments within the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party after the dissolution and the formation of the new government. This briefing assesses where the party currently stands in terms of the unity of its structures, considering the paralysis that had beleaguered it prior to the recent…

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