Written by Matthew LeRiche

South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

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In July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan achieved independence, concluding what had been Africa’s longest running civil war. The process leading to independence was driven by the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement, a primarily Southern rebel force and political movement intent on bringing about the reformed unity of the whole Sudan. Through the Comprehensive Peace…

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Security responses in Jonglei State in the aftermath of inter-ethnic violence

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This paper reviews the immediate security responses following the inter-ethnic violence in Jonglei, December 2011. The paper concludes with a broad assessment of other areas of inter-ethnic violence in South Sudan and analyses whether the potential security responses in Jonglei are also applicable elsewhere, as many may perceive the situation to be the same in…

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