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Climate Change and Inter-community Conflict Over Natural Resources in Jonglei State

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In this briefing, the impact of climate change on conflict dynamics between ethnic communities in Jonglei State is analysed. The researchers looked in particular at how community representatives perceived changes in climactic patterns in recent years, and resulting changes to migratory movements by pastoralist groups. Download

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Fighting for Spoils: Armed Insurgencies in Greater Upper Nile

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This Issue Brief reviews the root causes of the armed insurgencies led by George Athor, Peter Gadet, and other Southern commanders—all of whom have claimed to seek systemic changes to the Juba-based government or to overthrow it. It assesses the current approach of the SPLA and the government of the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS)…

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The UN Mission and Local Churches in South Sudan: Opportunities for Partnerships in Local Peacebuilding

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This document (2011) argues that the new UN mission would benefit from partnering with local churches to improve the impact of local peacebuilding initiatives in South Sudan. It looks for comparative advantages of both UNMIS and local churches. Download  

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Operation Lifeline Sudan: Challenges During Conflict and Lessons Learned

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Operation Lifeline Sudan signaled one of the first major coordinated humanitarian efforts to bring relief to suffering civilians in the midst of an active war zone. This paper recounts those efforts and the challenges faced by the humanitarian operations due to the manipulation of aid by both sides in the conflict. The question is asked…

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SPLM/A–Shilluk Conflict in Upper Nile

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This briefing reports from the conflict between the SPLM/A and the Shilluk ethnic group in the Upper Nile region, which started around April 2010 when four Shilluk SPLM–DC candidates for parliamentary positions in the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) were elected but refused by the SPLM/A. Download

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Key Indicators for Southern Sudan, 2010

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This document is intended as a quick reference to available statistical information on Southern Sudan. Additional information on all the included indicators as well as others are available on www.ssccse.org or on request from the Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) now the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS hopes that…

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Between Community and Government: Traditional Authorities in Post-Conflict Southern Sudan

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This paper explores the role of traditional authorities – who play a key role in local governance – in post-2005 state-building processes in South Sudan. It argues that after 2005 administrative structures are not installed in a vacuum of power but rather, a variety of actors and strategic groups negotiate and compete for public authority,…

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Lundin Petroleum AB’s experience in East Africa: the role of the private sector in conflict-prone countries

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Lundin Petroleum AB acquired rights to explore for oil and gas in South Sudan in 1997, in Ethiopia in 2006, and in Kenya in 2007. In the spring of 2009 the company relinquished its interest in South Sudan and sold affiliated companies that held concessions in Ethiopia and Kenya. It thus put an end to…

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