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Hoping for peace, afraid of war: the dilemmas of repatriation and belonging on the borders of Uganda and South Sudan

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This report (2010) is about the reality of repatriation for Southern Sudanese refugees from Uganda in a context of political upheaval, a fluctuating security situation and a demanding economic environment. Download

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Democracy on Hold: Rights Violations in the April 2010 Sudan Elections

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Based on research that Human Rights Watch carried out in Khartoum and Southern Sudan, this report documents numerous human rights abuses perpetrated before, during, and after April’s elections (2010) by the two main partners in the Government of National Unity (GNU): the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), and the former southern rebel movement, the Sudan’s…

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Local needs and agency conflict: a case study of Kajo Keji County, Sudan

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During Southern Sudan’s second period of civil war, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provided almost all of the region’s public services and greatly influenced local administration. Refugee movements, inadequate infrastructures, food shortages, accountability issues, disputes and other difficulties overwhelmed both the agencies and newly developed civil authorities. Blurred distinctions between political and humanitarian activities resulted, as demonstrated…

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Briefing: Counting ‘New Sudan’

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Between 22 April and 6 May 2008, Sudan’s fifth population and housing census was conducted in both North and South Sudan. Because it was assumed to have a decisive impact on future power and wealth sharing in Sudan, the census has been highly contested, and its outcome was controversial. This briefing argues that the hotly…

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The Long Road Home: Opportunities and Obstacles to the Reintegration of IDPs and Refugees Returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas. Report of Phase II

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This study from 2008 presents the findings from the second phase of an in-depth research project on the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas. Phase II builds on the findings of the initial phase and further explores the key determinants of sustainable reintegration.

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Violent Legacies: Insecurity in Sudan’s Central and Eastern Equatoria

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This paper outlines the background and context to the insecurity in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) and Central Equatoria State (CES) in the years after 2005, focusing on why they have been so politically contested, and why they have such potential for large-scale violent conflict in addition to the low-level insecurities that have been a part…

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Services, Return and Security in Four Counties in Southern Sudan

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Report (2007) discussing issues relating to Return and Reintegration (RR) of actors displaced by the fighting in Sudan. The report aims to provide action-oriented data on issues relating to RR as a basis for suggestions to improve the RR program in Southern Sudan. Download

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Violence, sacrifices and chiefship in Central Equatoria, Southern Sudan

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This article explores specific oral histories and chiefship debates in the aftermath of the SPLA war in two Southern Sudanese chiefdoms. It argues that these local histories reveal much about the historical relationship between state and society – and in particular the mediation with external violence – which is central to understanding the legitimacy of…

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Liberation or capture: youth in between ‘hakuma’ and ‘home’ during civil war and its aftermath in Southern Sudan

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This article examines a structural opposition between the sphere of military/government (the ‘hakuma’) and the sphere of ‘home’. It argues that to be a ‘youth’ in Southern Sudan means to inhabit the tensions of the space between these spheres. While attempting to resist capture by either sphere, youth have used their recruitment by the military…

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Systemic Conflict Transformation and Inclusive Governance in Southern Sudan

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This report aims at assessing options for systemic conflict transformation in Southern Sudan. It was conducted in 2006/2007 by the Berghof Foundation for Peace Support (BFPS) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Download

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Juba Assessment: Town Planning and Administration

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This municipal assessment of Juba of 2005 examines greater Juba’s planning priorities, options, and opportunities, conducted an analysis of the current municipal administrative structure and existing records pertaining to land transactions and town planning, and examined existing governmental capacity to manage land, housing, building, and planning in a period of rapid change. Download

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Winning the War, But Losing The Peace? The Dilemma of SPLM/A Civil Administration and the Tasks Ahead

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This article (2005) explores local government structure and practices in SPLM/A held areas in Southern Sudan. Doing this it refers to the challenges of distributing land and foreign aid. The article focusses on the Equatoria region and on ethnic politics in Central Equatoria during the past civil war. Link to publication

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Traditional Authority in Southern Sudan Consolidated Report

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This consolidated report from March 2005 is based on field work studies in different areas of then Southern Sudan. It aimed to provide the Local Government Secretariat of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement with concrete recommendations for the development of a traditional authority framework. The studies were supported by UNDP. Download  

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Local Initiatives for Peace in Southern Sudan and the Support Given to Those by Outsiders

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This report looks into the opportunities and constraints of local initiatives for peace and their contribution to the resolution of conflict at the local level, with a particular focus on women initiatives. Secondly, it seeks to explore in what ways outsiders could provide meaningful contributions to such initiatives. The research focuses on the case of…

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