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Searching for a Path to Peace: Reaction to the Death of John Garang and One Year of the CPA

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As the one-year anniversary of the CPA approached, NDI and the SSCCSE undertook this research to better understand the response of ordinary men and women to the events they have witnessed over the past year. This report is based on a series of 32 focus groups conducted in 14 locations across Southern Sudan and the…

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The Impact of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the New Government of National Unity on Southern Sudan

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This report (2006) reviews the first six months of the National Unity Government that resulted from the CPA. It concludes the National Unity government has not yet provided the anticipated power sharing mechanisms and reform of legislation.

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Grounding Local Peace Organisations: A Case Study of Southern Sudan

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This article offers a qualitative approach that gives central attention to the dynamics of peace organisations and the way conflict is experienced in the everyday life of local people. It analyses the case of one local women’s peace organisation: the ‘Sudanese Women’s Voice for Peace’. Link to publication  

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Local Initiatives for Peace in Southern Sudan and the Support Given to Those by Outsiders

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This report looks into the opportunities and constraints of local initiatives for peace and their contribution to the resolution of conflict at the local level, with a particular focus on women initiatives. Secondly, it seeks to explore in what ways outsiders could provide meaningful contributions to such initiatives. The research focuses on the case of…

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Addis Ababa Agreement: Was it Destined to Fail and Are There Lessons for the Current Sudan Peace Process?

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This article reviews the Addis Ababa Peace Agreement of 1972 and its implementation and considers the reasons why it failed. Based on the experience of the Addis Ababa Agreement, it tries to make a prognosis for successful implementation of a future comprehensive agreement. Download

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“When Truth is Denied, Peace Will Not Come”: The People-to-People Peace Process of the New Sudan Council of Churches

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This report (2000) focusses on people to people peace processes led by the council of churches during the past civil war. This case study is one of 26 cases developed as part of the Reflecting on Peace Practice Project (RPP). The RPP cases were not written as evaluations; rather, they were written to allow for…

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The Disarmament of the Gel-Weng of Bahr El Ghazal and the Consolidation of the Dinka Nuer Peace Agreement

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This study, commissioned by New Sudan Council of Churches and Pax Christi, was undertaken with the objectives to examine the causes of the community violence and conflict; whether or not the disarmament was comprehensive, and impartial and its impact on community harmony and peace; Whether or not there were any resistance to the exercise; to…

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The Wunlit Covenant

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The 1999 Wunlit Peace and Reconciliation Conference is the best-known and most comprehensively documented of the local peace conferences held in South Sudan during the second civil war. The conference took place in Wunlit, a village in Bahr el Ghazal near the border between the Dinka of the Lakes region, and the Nuer of Western…

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Development and Cultural Genocide in the Sudan

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This article (1991) argues that the al-Bashir government in Khartoum is characterised by political hegemony, economic disarray, cultural bias, and explicit racism, and that it has been carrying out a policy of genocide against the Nilotic-speaking peoples of the Southern Sudan, known to the external world as the Shilluk, Dinka, Nuer, and Atuot. link to…

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