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Remote-control Breakdown: Sudanese Paramilitary Forces and Pro-government Militias

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This Issue Brief examines the history of Sudan’s militia strategy and the role of militias in the country’s armed conflicts, notably in Darfur and the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. It discusses the use of para-military forces and militias in Sudan from the 1980s until the present day, including their alleged roles…

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Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in South Sudan: The Limits of Conventional Peace and Security Templates

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This report of 2013 explores the DDR programme in South Sudan; in particular how it has evolved, what the major challenges have been to its implementation and, finally, what can realistically be expected from renewed efforts to disarm and reintegrate fighters vis-à-vis security imperatives on the ground. Download

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What is Youth Violence in Jonglei?

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Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 the state of Jonglei in South Sudan has experienced widespread local violence and insecurity. A generation of “youth in crisis” is perceived to be at the heart of the problem. Based on insights garnered from nearly 150 interviews in Jonglei, this PRIO Paper demonstrates that…

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Civilian Disarmament in South Sudan: A Legacy of Struggle

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This report from early 2012 reviews civilian possession of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in South Sudan and processes to control this possession, including civilian disarmament. It begins with an overview of the history of South Sudan, followed by an analysis of the factors that have contributed to SALW proliferation and ultimately a ‘gun…

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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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In Need of Review: SPLA Transformation in 2006–10 and Beyond

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This paper from 2010 reviews the successes and shortcomings of the SPLA’s defence transformation process from 2006 to 2010. It takes into account decisions, events, processes, programmes, and doctrine relating to SPLA transformation and development from 2006 onward. In so doing, it identifies a transformation gap that has become evident between SPLA requirements and defence…

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No Standing, Few Prospects: How Peace is Failing South Sudanese Female Combatants and WAAFG

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Based on recent interviews and focus groups with a wide range of stakeholders in South Sudan, this Issue Brief (2008) provides a preliminary review of the roles of Southern women and girls in the Sudanese conflict, the specific threats they faced, and their involvement in and contribution to the CPA. Download

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Violent Victimisation in South Sudan: Lakes State in the Post CPA period

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After the passage of 2 years of the post CPA period that ended the North-South Conflict, safety and security remain a challenge. Yet, there is inadequate assessment of the impact of safety and security including on the CPA. This baseline survey reveals that though the CPA has succeeded in some respects violence victimisation–orchestrated by small…

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The South Sudan Defence Forces in the Wake of the Juba Declaration

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This paper examines the history and background of the South Sudan Defence Forces, including its numerous separate components and their respective leaderships. By drawing on existing research it explores the relationship of these various elements with both the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. Download

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