December 08, 2017
South Sudan: Can the Peace Agreement Be Revitalised?
With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the… Read more »
October 12, 2017
Sudan: Are Sanctions Working?
It's remarkable how quickly the tables have turned in the Sudans. Just a few years ago the infant state of South Sudan was the pampered darling of the international community and… Read more »
September 15, 2017
South Sudan: The Country Needs More Than a Hybrid Court
When government soldiers stormed the Terrain residential compound in Juba, South Sudan, on 11 July 2016, they attacked, robbed and raped foreign aid workers and shot dead a local… Read more »
July 07, 2017
South Sudan: Independence - Nothing to Celebrate in 2017
For a second time, South Sudan won't be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and… Read more »
April 21, 2017
Africa: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn… Read more »
March 24, 2017
South Sudan: National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial. Read more »
August 22, 2016
Africa: Can AU Help South Sudan Where UN Fails?
The world's youngest country is anything but peaceful. Read more »
August 03, 2016
South Sudan: Nation Needs New Ideas, Not UN-Imposed Govt
We can all agree: all is not well in South Sudan. The young country's Independence Day celebrations were marred by renewed fighting, and the peace deal is hanging by the slenderest… Read more »
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