Is Federalism the Answer to S. Sudan Crisis?


As the debate on federalism as the solution to the conflict rages on, media houses are concerned about recent directives from security agencies barring them from publishing articles on the subject.


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  • South Sudan:  Security Forces Confiscate Newspaper For Reporting on Federalism

    Sudan Tribune, 2 July 2014

    South Sudanese security forces have confiscated copies of the Juba Monitor newspaper and threatened to arrest senior management and shut it down indefinitely should it continue to ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Machar Defends Calls for Federalism, Shows Concerns Over Mediators' Role

    Sudan Tribune, 30 June 2014

    The South Sudanese former vice-president and leader of the SPLM- in-opposition defended his call for a federal system of governance stressing it will accommodate the country's ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  President Kiir Criticises Equatorians for Speaking Aloud About Federalism

    Sudan Tribune, 20 June 2014

    South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has for the first time directly criticised the people of Greater Equatoria region over their growing demands for a federal system of governance, ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Church Leader, Women's Groups Back Federalism in South Sudan

    Sudan Tribune, 30 June 2014

    Church leaders and women's group in South Sudan's Unity state have voiced their support for a federal system of government amid growing calls for its implementation. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Presidency Warns Against Federalism Debate

    Sudan Tribune, 24 June 2014

    The South Sudanese presidency has issued an appeal cautioning proponents and advocates to cease the ongoing debate on federalism, saying the need to achieve peace and social ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Federal System of Government Strengthens National Unity

    South Sudan News Agency, 22 June 2014

    A debate on any topic of interest should be seen as a way of increasing understanding for an informed decision. The debate may clear some ignorance about the topic. This should be ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Proposed Federal System for Future South Sudan - Let Us Serialize It (part 3)

    South Sudan News Agency, 27 June 2014

    Part 3 of these series focuses basically on the Federal structures under the Federal President (Prime Minister). These structures include the cabinet, defense and Federal law ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  The Government We Should Advocate for (part I)

    Sudan Tribune, 20 June 2014

    Since there are now hopes for peace and the formation of the interim government that would prepare the way for the future laws and the government system of our country, we should ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Federalism Is the System South Sudan Deserves

    Sudan Tribune, 28 June 2014

    There are three major types of governments in place in the world today. The most prevalent is unitary system. In a unitary system, power is held at the national level, with little ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Proposed Federal System for Future South Sudan - Let Us Serialize It (part 2)

    South Sudan News Agency, 17 June 2014

    The second part of these series will mainly focus on the state and legislation at federal level. This includes the declaration of the country, sovereignty of South Sudan, the ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan - What Agreement We Are Aiming At?

    Sudan Tribune, 1 July 2014

    The aspiration of free people in a free country is liberty, a functional government that is capable to provide security and tranquility for the citizens in order to enable them to ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Transform the Guns and Bullets - A Chance for Federalism Now

    South Sudan News Agency, 17 June 2014

    Now the "Guns and Bullets" the "Military Power" must totally surrender to a "Political Power" that is more superior fountain of our most valued societal unity in diversity, ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan Government is At Stage of Collapsing!!!

    South Sudan News Agency, 2 July 2014

    Absolutely, the mass killing coordinated by individuals in Juba on the December 16th, 17th, and 18th 2013 justified the failure of Juba Government. The number of people who got ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan Needs Help to Avoid Collapse - Official

    Sudan Tribune, 1 July 2014

    South Sudan's government admitted on Monday that it needs international assistance to avoid collapse in the coming months triggered by the outbreak of conflict in mid-December last ... read more »