South Sudan: Sanctions Prove Key to Ending South Sudan's Civil War
Cautious optimism surrounds efforts to end the brutal five-year civil war in South Sudan. Recent progress in the peace process has led to a permanent ceasefire and power-sharing… Read more »
South Sudan: Role of Refugees in Peace Process
Today, 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan's independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement between President Salva Kiir… Read more »
Africa: Reconfiguring the African Peace Facility Post-Cotonou
The European Union's (EU) partnership accord with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries - also known as the Cotonou Agreement of 2000 - expires in February 2020. As… Read more »
South Sudan: New Hopes for South Sudan's Peace Process
Nearly two years since their last meeting, rival leaders President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar met face to face on 20 June in Addis Ababa to start a new round of talks to end… Read more »
South Sudan: Is Justice Possible During South Sudan's Civil War?
The death sentence handed down to former South African National Defence Force colonel William Endley in a South Sudanese court last month raises questions about whether real… Read more »
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 »
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