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South Sudan – Systematic Country Diagnostic

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The combination of South Sudan’s historical and geographical isolation, extreme fragility to conflict, oil dependence, and extremely low socio-economic conditions represents a formidable and almost unique development challenge. The Republic of South Sudan emerged from decades of conflict in 2011 as the world’s newest independent country. In an extremely fragile country like South Sudan, reducing…

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The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power

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The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea…

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Violence, Legitimacy, and Prophecy: Nuer Struggles with Uncertainty in South Sudan

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Contemporary South Sudanese Nuer prophets play powerful roles in interpreting the moral limits of lethal violence and weighing the legitimacy claims of rival government leaders. Their activities remain largely invisible to external observers investigating the making and unmaking of fragile states. Focusing on South Sudan’s tumultuous 2005–14 period, this article reveals these hidden dynamics through analysis…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Powerful: Representations of the ‘Local’ in Peacebuilding

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This article argues for a reflexive perspective on the ‘local’ in peacebuilding. Through case studies from Burundi and South Sudan, the authors show that representations of the local are conflictingly produced by scholars, practitioners, and government officials, telling about the true, the good, and the bad local, empowering some and disempowering other actors, institutions, and…

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Reconciliation: Actors and Necessary Actions

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Following the 2013 outbreak of civil war in South Sudan, prospects for reconciliation and repairing of fractures between ethnic groups have been frustrated by the lack of progress at reaching a political deal in the Addis peace process and difficulties in initiating an inclusive dialogue that fosters trust at national and local levels. At this…

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CNHPR Warrap Community Consultations Completed

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This is the report of CNHPR conducted Community Consultations in 39 Payams of Warrap State. Seven weeks after the launching of grassroots consultation in Juba on the 19th May 2015, the Committee for National Healing has now conducted 39 Payam Consultations in Warrap State. The grassroots consultations were facilitated by the 55 Peace Mobilizers CNHPR…

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A Year of South Sudan’s Third Civil War

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The article surveys the first year of the civil war that began in December 2013. It outlines the course of military engagements, the consequences of the civil war for the people of South Sudan and the ways in which a peaceful settlement has been sought. Download

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Negotiating an End to the Current Civil War in South Sudan

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This paper (2015) is a review of the Addis Ababa-based, IGAD-led peace process. It focuses on highlighting risks which may stand in the way of an inclusive settlement, including the competition for power, the question of ethnic divides that have fuelled violence, the multiplicity of armed non-state actors; how to include them in a settlement…

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Real but Fragile: The Greater Pibor Administrative Area

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This report describes the path that led from the early stages of Yau Yau’s rebellion, through its evolution in the post-independence period, to the signing of the agreement culminating in the establishment of the GPAA. It explores the role of local and international actors in the negotiation process, and reviews the first phases of implementation…

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Masculinity and Peacebuilding: A Policy and Programming Agenda

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This policy briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations of a longer research report, ‘Masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding: Perspectives on men through a gender lens’. Taken together, these publications aim to move forward discussions about integrating a masculinities perspective into peace-building policy and practice by surveying the current state of play and posing key questions about how peacebuilders can meaningfully challenge gender norms which create and perpetuate conflict and insecurity. Saferworld hopes that this briefing and the accompanying report will provide a useful opportunity for donors, policymakers, civil society organisations, and academics to consider the implications of current knowledge about masculinities and conflict for their work.

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Masculinity, Conflict and Peace Building: Perspective of Men Through a Gender Lens

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This report aims to advance discussions about integrating a masculinities perspective into peacebuilding policy and practice. It examines existing programmes that promote non-violent and gender equitable masculinities and poses key questions about how these can be further developed to challenge the gender norms which drive conflict and insecurity.

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Policy Framework for Sustainable Peacebuilding in South Sudan

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The aim of this study is to critically analyse the South Sudanese peace policy framework which has been expressed in its post-independence peace and development policies. The study also aimed at analyzing the nexus between peacebuilding and broader development agenda and at identifying types of discourses, beliefs and ideologies that have been adopted or relinquished…

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Local Peace Processes in Sudan and South Sudan

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The re-eruption of political violence in South Sudan in late 2013 has not only inflamed long-standing and unresolved local grievances but also highlights the critical need to improve the impact and sustainability of local peace processes in any region. This report is informed by analysis from conflict resolution training workshops sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (USI P) as well as consultations, dialogues, meetings, and interviews conducted across Sudan and South Sudan from 2005 through 2010.

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