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Double-edged Sword: Vigilantes in African Counter-insurgencies

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Vigilante groups have been successful in providing local security. But subcontracting security functions to vigilante groups for counter-insurgency purposes is a dangerous option for fragile African states. African leaders should set clear objectives and mandates when enlisting vigilantes and invest in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programs. Drawing on four illustrative cases – Sierra Leone, Uganda’s…

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The humanitarian protectorate of South Sudan? Understanding insecurity for humanitarians in a political economy of aid

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This paper aims to contribute to debates about humanitarian governance and insecurity in post-conflict situations. It takes the case of South Sudan to explore the relations between humanitarian agencies, the international community, and local authorities, and the ways international and local forms of power become interrelated and contested, and to what effect. The paper is…

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Improvising border security: ‘A situation of security pluralism’ along South Sudan’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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This article compares two cases of securitization along South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By comparing how a security concern – the presence of the Lord’s Resistance Army – was interpreted and responded to, the article shows that border security practices in two borderscapes are improvised, contradictory and contested, and serve…

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Following the Thread: Arms and Ammunition Tracing in Sudan and South Sudan

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This report provides an overview of the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment findings with regard to the types of weapons observed in Sudan and South Sudan, their country of manufacture, and patterns of holdings among different actors that are indicative of common supply sources. Download

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South Sudan’s Emergency State

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In an effort to move beyond the focus on the immediate threat of large-scale conflict, this report (2012) explores what type of state can realistically be expected to materialise in South Sudan in the short and medium term, given existing political economy and security constraints. It also discusses what this assessment implies for donor engagement.…

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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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Land, Security and Peace Building in the Southern Sudan

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This report discussess different aspects of violence and insecurity in Southern Sudan, focusing on local violence and current measures to address these challenges. In addition it presents some issues related to land and natural resource management and suggests some linkages between these issues and the growing local insecurity. Download

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Pastoralists at War: Violence and Security in the Kenya-Sudan-Uganda Border Region

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The majority of those living in the border region of Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda are pastoralists, whose livelihoods are dictated by the upkeep and size of their herds. Harsh environmental conditions force pastoralists to migrate in search of water and pasturelands during the dry season. With limited access to water and competing rights to land,…

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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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