Africa: South Sudan's 'New' Peace Deal Is Missing Something - Details
The Khartoum agreement makes several promises, but is short on specifics and leaves the issues that have scuppered previous deals unresolved. Read more »
Africa: Why It Makes Sense for Leaders to Keep Rejecting Peace Deals
From both the government and opposition's perspectives, there are logical - if self-interested - reasons for rejecting the recent proposals. Read more »
South Sudan: Sanctions Aren't Working, but They Could. Here's How.
Applied punitively rather than strategically, sanctions have entrenched leader's positions rather than changing their behaviours. Read more »
South Sudan: Why I'm Starting to Think Peace Is Possible
I've been one of a few refugee representatives allowed to attend the peace talks. I've seen that when South Sudanese own the process, there's hope. Read more »
South Sudan: Buying Off Elites to Stop Fighting Won't Work. Here's What Might
Offering warring elites rewards to lay down arms hasn't worked. The profits of conflict must be removed and the focus shifted to the ground level. Read more »
June 22, 2017
South Sudan: Soldiers' Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction
The military trial could further undermine the possibility of broader justice for South Sudan's millions of victims. Read more »
June 16, 2017
South Sudan: Will Local Concerns Sink the National Dialogue?
Much violence is driven not by national politics but local - and often more intractable - disputes around security, sovereignty, land and identity. Read more »
May 05, 2017
Africa: Then They Came for Al Jazeera - South Sudan Press Freedoms Further Deteriorate
The free media is facing ever greater restrictions just when it is needed the most. Read more »
April 25, 2017
Africa: Are Locals Starting to Push Back in the "Best Place in the World for Refugees"?
Uganda is now home to over 800,000 South Sudanese refugees and the world's largest refugee camp. Read more »
April 12, 2017
South Sudan: Why Calling for a Ceasefire in South Sudan Can Be a Bad Idea
Even a seemingly uncontroversial demand can have complex, and potentially adverse, implications. Read more »
October 04, 2016
South Sudan: Failing South Sudan - First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
International mediators have repeatedly made the same mistake of treating disgraced leaders as if they're respectable statesmen, of treating the problem like it's the solution. Read more »
September 23, 2016
South Sudan: What Machar's Absence Means for the Peace Process
One half of the rivalry that has defined South Sudan's politics since independence is no longer around the table. Will this be a help or hindrance? Read more »
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