Written by Nhial Tiitmamer

Climate Change and Conflicts in South Sudan

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South Sudan has experienced decades of protracted conflicts, some of which might have been caused in part or exacerbated by climate change and variability. Climate change causes scarcity of resources and forces communities to raid their neighbors or migrate to a new area to look for opportunities, which brings new arrivals into competition with the…

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Understanding the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements Violations in South Sudan

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December 15, 2017, marked 4 years of a political turmoil in an independent South Sudan. This has culminated in the country’s widespread insecurity, an unmatched humanitarian tragedy, and a heightening economic distress. This misery deepens as a host of efforts to stamp the instability continue to falter, one after another. Since 2014, several political settlements…

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Understanding the Enforcement of Environmental Provisions of Petroleum Act, 2012 and Why Environmental Ruin Continues

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This paper evaluates the extent to which the environmental provisions of the South Sudanese Petroleum Act (2012) have been enforced, and attempts to identify the gaps and challenges facing the implementation. To determine the level of enforcement, the Sudd Institute conducted structured interviews with key officials from the ministries of Environment and Petroleum and Mining…

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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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