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Teaching the Violent Past in Secondary Schools in Newly Independent South Sudan

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This article analyses the teaching and learning of South Sudan history from 1955–2005 in secondary schools in South Sudan with a specific focus on national unity. The article argues that the national narrative of South Sudan is still closely tied to enemy images of the former enemy of Sudan in the north, while internal ethnic…

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Sudan and South Sudan: Identity, Citizenship, and Democracy in Plural Societies

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The paper locates the crisis of the post-colonial Sudan in a historical context and discusses the institutional legacy of colonialism and how that has affected citizenship in Sudan and South Sudan. It argues that the colonial project made a legal distinction, especially in how citizenship was defined.

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War of Visions Conflict of Identities in the Sudan

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The civil war that has intermittently raged in the Sudan since independence in 1956 is, according to Francis Deng, a conflict of contrasting and seemingly incompatible identities in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. Identity is seen as a function of how people identify themselves and are identified in racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic,…

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Sudan’s Wars and Peace Agreements

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Originating from the 2008 27th annual conference of the Sudan Studies Association (SSA) of the same title, these essays document and analyze Sudan’s chronic history of armed conflict since independence in 1956 as well as its own and international efforts to bring an end to these conflicts. Link to publication

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When Boundaries Become Borders: The impact of boundary-making in Southern Sudan’s frontier zones

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This report (2010) analyses the impact of demarcation on the peoples of the borderlands of Sudan and South Sudan and how it may affect local and national political developments.

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Abandoning Abyei: Destruction and Displacement, May 2008

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This report attempts at understanding the events that followed from fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the politically disputed town of Abyei in May 2008, in which SAF and SAF supported militia also deliberately killed civilians and carried out massive looting and destruction of the town.

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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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Why Abyei Matters – The Breaking Point of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement?

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The article (2007) discusses the Abyei Area protocol – a separate protocal in the CPA signed in 2005 – and the impact of the failures of implementing it on the relations between the North and the South. Link to publication

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Emerging North–South Tensions and Prospects for a Return to War

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During celebrations commemorating the second anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), Government of South Sudan (GoSS) President and Vice-President of the Republic Salva Kiir made clear that the agreement was facing a crisis and there was a growing risk of a return to war. In particular, he blamed Khartoum’s continuing support…

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Local government and decentralisation in Sudan

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This article from 1983 summarizes the experience leading up to the 1981 Local Government Act, and examines the extent to which the new legislation offers an effective structure. The finance of local government, a recurrent problem in the Sudan, emerges as a critical issue, together with the future role of the Provincial Commissioner. Link to…

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The Southern Sudan Today

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In the early 1960s there was a growing movement among the people of the Southern Sudan to break away from the Sudan Republic, caused by their oppression and exploitation at the hands of the Government. To understand what was happening, this article (1963) provides a short account of the historical background, and of the political…

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