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Caught Between Two Cultures: When aid in South Sudan is pulled between local norms and western systems

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Kinship and community support-based social security mechanisms are vital for the survival of South Sudanese in times of crisis. They are based on concepts and longstanding practices of mutual support, social obligation and vulnerability. These concepts can conflict with western ideals of transparency, accountability and “fair” allocation of resources, including aid. As a result, socially…

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Changing Power Among Murle Chiefs: Negotiating political, military and spiritual authority in Boma State, South Sudan

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International, national and local political discourses often portray the Murle community as principal aggressors and the source of much of the instability affecting former Jonglei State in South Sudan. Although such negative stereotypes are partially driven by actual events, they are also manipulated by certain groups to serve political purposes and informed by the assumption…

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Play, childhood, and playthings in Bor, South Sudan, 2009–2010

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This essay contributes to the comparative ethnography of play by reporting on children’s descriptions of play in Bor, South Sudan. By situating play within the socio-political and economic structures that organize Bor Town society it describes children’s everyday lives, critical imaginations, and experiences in a place where playfulness has been neglected by a focus on…

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Generating Sustainable Livelihoods and Leadership for Peace in South Sudan: Lessons from the Ground

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The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, is implementing a five-year project (September 2016–August 2021) on “Generating Sustainable Livelihoods and Leadership for Peace in South Sudan” as part of a consortium of three organisations, also including the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) and DanChurchAid (DCA). The long-term goal of…

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Applying Community-Driven Development to Strengthen Resilience in a Conflict Setting: Lessons from South Sudan”

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The USAID Promoting Resilience through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program was designed to foster social cohesion and resilience in targeted communities in Jonglei, Lakes, and Eastern and Central Equatoria states in South Sudan through a Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach. PROPEL provided material improvements in the lives of community members and at the same…

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Remembering the Ones We Lost

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Remembering The Ones We Lost is a public memorial that aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan.

This initiative hopes to bring attention to the shared suffering, give additional meaning to cries for peace and be a tool for understanding and reconciliation amongst South Sudanese individuals and communities.

As such, the website allows individuals and communities to provide the names of people killed in armed conflicts through filling of the testimonial form via email, SMS and twitter. The project compiles the names of all people who have died in armed struggle since 1955 to-date and generalized armed violence.

You can participate in the project by visiting the project website and submitting the name of someone who is lost and/or by offering a memorial tribute.

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It takes a village to raise a militia: local politics, the Nuer White Army, and South Sudan’s civil wars

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Why does South Sudan continue to experience endemic, low intensity conflicts punctuated by catastrophic civil wars? Reporters and analysts often mischaracterise conflicts in the young country of South Sudan as products of divisive ‘tribal’ or ‘ethnic’ rivalries and political competition over oil wealth. More nuanced analyses by regional experts have focused almost exclusively on infighting…

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Neutrality in Foreign Aid: Shifting Contexts, Shifting Meanings – Examples from South Sudan

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Since the late 1990s, researchers have been predicting that the era of neutrality in aid politics is coming to an end and that foreign organizations will have to take a more engaged stance. Yet while the boundaries between humanitarianism and development are fading, in some cases the neutrality norm is actually expanding rather than giving…

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Livelihoods and conflict in South Sudan

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This briefing paper recommends a rethink in the way that aid actors approach questions of recovery and livelihood. Rather than a simplistic either/ or approach, what is needed is a much more localised and deeper analysis of conflict, inter-communal grievances and inter-communal relations.

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Popular Struggles and Elite Co-optation: The Nuer White Army in South Sudan’s Civil War

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This document reviews the literature on the history, organization, and operation of the white army in the context of the civil war that erupted in December 2013. Based on interviews with white army members, it seeks to understand their motivation, their understanding of the civil war and the peace agreement and what they want for…

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Masraa Ta Shaab/Citizen Theatre

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Citizen Theatre is building a national network of theatre groups, through its work with secondary school students and youth groups:

  • Training and Network-building: Citizen Theatre technique and establishing theatre clubs and groups
  • Community Forums: Trained youth perform Forum Theatre in the community to generate dialogue about local issues
  • Production of Forum Theatre Festivals
  • Production and dissemination of radio series using Forum Theatre models.

From Bor to Wau, Juba to Bentiu,Terekeka to Torit, young people bring up the same key issues through Forum Theatre: Corruption, early marriage, alchoholism, tribalism and cattle raiding. The activity allows youth to come together and create a rare space for dialogue and action-planning.

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200 peace activists trained by CNHPR

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This video is an interesting look at the vision for a national reconciliation and healing process just before the outbreak of wider conflict in December 2013. “On 25 November 2012, a public announcement of ‘a first-ever comprehensive peace and national reconciliation conference to try and heal the mental wounds that have visibly divided … communities…

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Wrestling for Peace on VOA

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In the video, the Bor Dinka v. Mundari match is featured. South Sudan is holding a “wrestling for peace” tournament, bringing together athletes from around the country. The last big tournament was canceled when civil war broke out in December 2013.  Jason Patinkin reports from Juba.

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France 24 report from Pagak, 2015

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France 24 gained access to the opposition headquarters in Pagak in 2015. “Rebel leader Riek Machar arrives at the opposition headquarters in Pagak. He has come to consult his generals on the latest draft peace agreement. But some are suspicious of putting down their arms. Appeasing the generals is one issue, keeping the movement together…

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Traditional Nuer Culture

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This video provides an intimate look inside daily life for a Nuer community. “The Nuer (Naath) people in South Sudan are one of the largest ethnic groups in the northeastern Africa which stretches from Egypt for 2000 km and westward from the Red Sea for 1500km. They are the second largest tribe in South Sudan,…

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Women of South Sudan

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This video gives voice to women affected by the conflict in South Sudan since 2013. The contributors discuss the impact of the war and the involvement of women in the peace process. South Sudan’s peace agreement signed in August was meant to end a 21-month-old civil war that has left thousands dead and many more…

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