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South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

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In July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan achieved independence, concluding what had been Africa’s longest running civil war. The process leading to independence was driven by the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement, a primarily Southern rebel force and political movement intent on bringing about the reformed unity of the whole Sudan. Through the Comprehensive Peace…

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Committee for National Healing Peace and Reconciliation Press Release

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This document contains reports of CNHPR activities, including a two day Women Consultation Workshop, preparations for peace in the Greater Yirol and the coming together of Dinka and Nuer pastors. The Women Consultation was organised by the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (CNHPR) in collaboration with South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC)…

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A Search for Lasting Peace: Ending South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict

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This article focusses on key aspects of the Addis Ababa peace process and includes a review and analysis of common conflict resolution tools for informed application in the peace process, as well as a summary of recommendations.

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Traditional Authorities, Local Justice and Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan

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This book chapter explores local justice and conflict resolution mechanisms in South Sudan. It illustrates that chiefs play a significant role in local justice as well as in conflict resolution. In addition, the chapter exemplifies that ‘local level’, ‘grassroots’ conflict resolution mechanisms are multi-layered and frequently involve regional and national government institutions as well as…

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Journeying Together for Reconciliation

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The Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation held a retreat and workshop with the theme “JOURNEYING TOGETHER FOR RECONCILIATION” in Holy Trinity Peace Village, Kuron, Eastern Equatoria State, Republic of South Sudan, from 02–06 December 2013. This is the press release from what was the second full meeting of the Committee since it was…

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After the Split: Post-Secession Negotiations between South Sudan and Sudan

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This report analyses how South Sudan’s newly won sovereignty has affected the two parties’ relative strength and the positioning of external actors involved in or following the negotiations, and how it has changed the parties’ approaches to the outstanding issues, i.e. oil wealth, the delineation of the border, security in the border areas and the…

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Reconciliation Without Regret: National healing and reconciliation in South Sudan

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In 2011, southern Sudan witnessed a successful and peaceful referendum, culminating in its secession from the Republic of Sudan and the birth of an independent Republic of South Sudan on 9 July. Despite the relative peace brought by independence, true peace in South Sudan is threatened by armed groups, rebellions and local conflicts; these have…

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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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Opportunities for Gender Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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This Policy Brief explores the nexus of gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan. It addresses women’s historical engagement in reconciliation processes in South Sudan at the grassroots and national levels and highlights their achievements to date. It then discusses the challenges to inclusion South Sudanese women face, as well as current opportunities to achieve…

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Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in South Sudan: The Limits of Conventional Peace and Security Templates

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This report of 2013 explores the DDR programme in South Sudan; in particular how it has evolved, what the major challenges have been to its implementation and, finally, what can realistically be expected from renewed efforts to disarm and reintegrate fighters vis-à-vis security imperatives on the ground. Download

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Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan: A Conversation for Justice and Stability

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In mid-2013 – after different reconciliation projects had emerged in South Sudan – Sudd Institute wrote this report on reconciliation. The Sudd Institute suggests that popular sentiment in South Sudan appears to favor a reconciliation process, but questions remain regarding what issues such a process would tackle, how it might be conducted, and who should…

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Displaced Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return: Lessons from South Sudan

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More than 2 million Southerners have returned to South Sudan since 2005, following the end of the North–South civil war. Building on research conducted in South Sudan, as well as Egypt and northern Uganda, Ensor examines the process of reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons returning to South Sudan since the signing of the…

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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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Deals and Dealings: Inconclusive Peace and Treacherous Trade along the South Sudan–Uganda Border

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Since Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed, its border with Uganda has become a hub of activity. Contrasting developments on the Ugandan side of the border with those on the South Sudanese side, the paper draws on empirical fieldwork to argue that the CPA has created new centres of power in the margins of…

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Work in Progress: Security Force Development in South Sudan through February 2012

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This paper (2012) reviews the recent evolution of the security forces, especially during the last two years. It considers current and evolving threats, including border conflict with the Government of Sudan (GoS), militia and proxy forces, inter- and intra-ethnic fighting, and security force cohesion. It looks at development challenges, including competition for resources and a…

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