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The Politics of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from South Sudan

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South Sudan has for forty years been a crucible of experimentation in the field of humanitarianism in situations of conflict. Humanitarian operations have been critical in saving lives, providing essential medical care, documenting the plight of South Sudan’s people, and connecting South Sudanese with the international community. South Sudanese and foreign humanitarians have shown courage,…

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How the politics of fear generated chaos in South Sudan

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Soon after South Sudan achieved independence in 2011, its political landscape grew increasingly volatile. It became almost impossible for international and regional actors to address one crisis before another more serious one erupted. This article combines cultural, political, economic and social factors into a comprehensive framework to explain the role of the political elites in…

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Comparative Analysis of Judicial Independence in South Sudan and India

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This article is a comparative analysis and it discusses the judicial independence in South Sudan and India. An authoritative attempt has been made in its preliminary part to shed light on the meaning of judicial independence and manner in which the term judiciary has been used in various contexts within the legal domains. The discussion…

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South Sudan: A Slow Liberation

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A remarkably comprehensive examination of the politics, history and economic development of contemporary South Sudan. In 2011, South Sudan became independent following a long war of liberation, that gradually became marked by looting, raids and massacres pitting ethnic communities against each other. In this remarkably comprehensive work, Edward Thomas provides a multi-layered examination of what…

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A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce

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What happened after Africa’s biggest country split in two? When South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, two new nations came into being. In South Sudan a former rebel movement faces colossal challenges in building a new country. At independence it was one of the least developed places on earth, after decades of…

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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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Politics, History & Problems of Humanitarian Assistance in Sudan

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This article (2007) argues that any intervention is necessarily a political event and it supports this contention with an examination of assistance in Sudan in general and Darfur in particular. In describing the way in which donating states concentrated on the settlement between Khartoum and South Sudan to the detriment of intervention in Darfur in…

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The Politics of Liberation in South Sudan

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The process of liberation in south Sudan has been rocky since 1955. Successive governments in Khartoum have broken promises and agreements relating to governance of the south, and the northern establishment has manipulated the situation to perpetuate northern hegemony, and to speed up the process of Islamisation in the south. This study from an activist…

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Humanitarianism Unbound? Current dilemmas facing multi-mandate relief operations in political emergencies

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This is a discussion paper concerned with some of the acute dilemmas increasingly confronted by international relief agencies concerned with “political emergencies” – often called “complex emergencies” – in Africa… This paper argues that relief organizations largely developed their current mandates during the Cold War era. These restricted mandates are less relevant to many current…

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