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Position Paper on a Peaceful Resolution to the Conflicts in South Sudan: The War must stop!

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This position paper seeks to provide a roadmap to help South Sudan political leaders and citizens engage in dialogue at multiple levels, while urging the regional and international communities to put pressure on the conflicting parties to end this senseless war. The principle approach, as set out in Rwanda in 2015, is the South Sudan…

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Civil Society Options Paper on the IGAD High-Level Revitalisation Forum

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As a contribution to IGAD’s efforts to revitalize the peace process in South Sudan, 19 civil society organisations have developed the attached paper (also available online at outlining the conclusions and recommendations that have emerged from many months of engagement on the topic. The paper outlines the main conditions for the success of the revitalization…

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Security Council Decides against Imposing Arms Embargo on South Sudan, Designating Key Figures for Targeted Sanctions

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The Security Council voted this morning against imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions on three key Government and opposition figures whose dispute has spiralled into widespread violence in the young nation. Defeated by a vote of 7 in favour to none against, with 8 abstentions, the draft would have instituted a…

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Cross-border trade in the war areas of the Sudans: Smuggling or a form of cooperation?

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After the war broke out again in the border areas between the Sudans, a trading pattern known earlier as the “peace markets” reemerged. In contrast to previous attempts to use trade to reduce tensions, such markets are now banned by the government of Sudan with severe penalties for perpetrators. We studied this phenomenon using information…

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Reconciliation: Actors and Necessary Actions

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Following the 2013 outbreak of civil war in South Sudan, prospects for reconciliation and repairing of fractures between ethnic groups have been frustrated by the lack of progress at reaching a political deal in the Addis peace process and difficulties in initiating an inclusive dialogue that fosters trust at national and local levels. At this…

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Adopting Resolution 2155

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The Security Council today extended the operation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November under a restructured mandate intended to quell the violence, especially against civilians, and support implementation of the recent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, increasing troop and police strength in order to fulfil its terms. Unanimously adopting resolution…

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Committee for National Healing Peace and Reconciliation Press Release

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This document contains reports of CNHPR activities, including a two day Women Consultation Workshop, preparations for peace in the Greater Yirol and the coming together of Dinka and Nuer pastors. The Women Consultation was organised by the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (CNHPR) in collaboration with South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC)…

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