Written by Leben Nelson Moro

South Sudan Post-Independence Dilemmas

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South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas is an interdisciplinary collection of essays which engages with the failure of the newest African State to transition itself successfully to a state and nation after its independence in July 2011. The contributors explore the prospects for new modes of politics capable of simultaneously healing and reconciling the divided communities while…

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Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan

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In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army concluded a peace agreement, formally ending the 22-year-old civil war. Following a referendum, South Sudan seceded; donors put billions toward the new state and Sudan’s recovery, supporting – among other things – the development of new state institutions for both countries.…

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Humanitarian action in South Sudan: the case of Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS)

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In his essay, which is part of a collection of articles examining the history of humanitarian action in Africa, Leben Nelson Moro discusses one of the most significant, Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS). Established in 1989, OLS was set up in response to famine in Bahr-el Ghazal in Southern Sudan. Managed by the UN, it aimed…

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Missed Out: The Role of Local Actors in the Humanitarian Response in the South Sudan Conflict

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This study seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of working with national and local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in South Sudan’s conflict-driven humanitarian emergency following the escalation of conflict on 15 December 2013, and reviews how the broader humanitarian system facilitates or prevents their involvement. Download

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Still waiting for the Bonanza: The oil business in South Sudan after 2005

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The paper examines the oil sector in South Sudan since 2005, when the historic Comprehensive Peace Agreement was reached between the Government of the former Sudan and the then rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army. It argues that, as in many low-income countries, the benefits from the oil sector have been reaped mainly by a small…

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From a Transitional to a Permanent Constitution: Views of Men and Women in South Sudan on Constitution-Making

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This report presents the findings from focus group discussions on the topic of governance, citizenship, justice and constitution-making in relation to the permanent constitution in South Sudan in 2013. Download

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Governing South Sudan: Opinions of South Sudanese on a Government that Can Meet Citizen Expectations

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Following independence, the question that now interests South Sudanese most is how to govern and unite a country with such immense ethnic diversity and such a troubled history of ethnic conflict. This study, based on 44 focus group discussions conducted from November 3-November 28, 2011, with 545 participants across all 10 states in South Sudan,…

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Oil development induced displacement in the Sudan

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Since the Anglo-Egyptian colonial epoch (1898-1956), development in Sudan has mainly been based on large-scale projects, such as the Gezira Irrigation Scheme, Rahad Irrigation Scheme, Jonglei Canal, oil exploitation, Merowe Dam and rain-fed mechanized agricultural schemes. Without doubt, these projects, implemented in the name of the „national interest,‟ have benefited the country immensely. Nonetheless, it…

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