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New Sudan or South Sudan? The Multiple Meanings of Self-Determination in Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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Examining the experiences of the South since Sudan’s independence, this article analyses why the choice of ‘unity’ became an unrealistic option for South Sudanese. Stressing that self-determination for the South was the only way to resolve Sudan’s long-standing national crisis, this article points out, at the same time, that it left unresolved the issue of…

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Peacemaking and Peacekeeping: Reflections from Abyei

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Abyei was one of the most contested areas of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of January 2005. Drawing on direct experience, the article examines the agreement and the experience of trying to support its implementation. It analyses the relationship between this and the overall problems of the CPA, and of peacekeeping in the newly independent…

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The Fate of Sudan: The Origins and Consequences of a Flawed Peace Process

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Argues forcefully that the birth of the independent state of Southern Sudan and the threat of further dismemberment of a rump northern Sudan are due to the failure of the approaches and ideologies of the main Sudanese parties, as well as a deeply flawed US-backed peace process that excludes civil society and other rebel groups.…

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A quick fix? A retrospective analysis of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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Through a chronological analysis of the peace process between 2000 and 2005, this article demonstrates that the scope for compromise was limited and that a significantly ‘better’ deal was unlikely. The article’s ambition is to present a concise and empirically grounded analysis of the CPA peace process and to lay foundations for further investigation of…

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Race Against Time: The countdown to the referenda in Southern Sudan and Abyei

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Published on the eve of voter registration for the referendum in South Sudan, Race Against Time analyses the unresolved procedural problems, technical difficulties, and disputes threatening the self-determination process. The report includes timelines, a guide to electoral bodies, comparisons with referenda elsewhere and a bibliography of legislative and other documents.

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Making Peace Impossible? Failure to Honour the Land Obligations of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Central Sudan

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This paper examines progress made on land-related provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of Sudan (CPA, 2005) with special reference to Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States in central Sudan (known as ‘the contested areas’). Download

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Against the Gathering Storm: Securing Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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This report takes stock of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) four years after it was signed, calling urgently for the implementation of outstanding issues in the 30 months that remain in this interim period. It asserts that the flaws of the CPA, despite its huge potential for change in in the region, are that it…

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Sudan: Where is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Heading?

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This document summarizes a seminar on the CPA held at Chatham House on 23 November 2007. It strived to assess the obstacles to implementation and what should be done to overcome them; to anticipate risks of return to conflict and any mitigating steps that could be taken to avoid them; and to identify areas of…

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The South Sudan Defence Force: patriots, collaborators or spoilers?

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This article (2007) analyses the South Sudan Defence Force’s organisational dynamics, the impact of its ongoing presence on the security situation and reconstruction efforts, and attempts by the government of South Sudan to counteract the SSDF from January to August 2006. Link to publication

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SUDAN IGAD PEACE PROCESS: AN EVALUATION

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This report critically evaluates the mediation model of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the 21 years of Sudan conflict, and offers some alternative approaches for future IGAD led peace processes. It concludes that lessons to be learned from the weaknesses of the Naivasha process include the need for a strong commitment to democratic…

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Searching for a Path to Peace: Reaction to the Death of John Garang and One Year of the CPA

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As the one-year anniversary of the CPA approached, NDI and the SSCCSE undertook this research to better understand the response of ordinary men and women to the events they have witnessed over the past year. This report is based on a series of 32 focus groups conducted in 14 locations across Southern Sudan and the…

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