South Sudan

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Dec 17th, 2014
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– By Alex de Waal There is an old joke that Sudanese politics is different every week but if you come back after ten years it is exactly the same. That sums up my impressions of the Darfur peace talks in Addis Ababa two weeks ago, except that it is nine years ago, not ten, […]...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Kimberly Hollingsworth* Sudan used to be the heart of Africa; now, Sudan is the heart of international terrorist organizations. Sudan is the hub for training extremists. Sudan is the hiding place for terrorists. We have civilians in IDP camps that have to leave when Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s ...
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Dec 12th, 2014
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– By Alex de Waal Sanctions against spoilers can work if there is an effective and legitimate peace process. There is no such process in South Sudan today. Threats of force and sanctions by IGAD leaders are mere gestures of frustration, not components of a workable peace. However, sanctions could ser...
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Dec 10th, 2014
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– Amir A. Nasr The American Pakistani playwright Ayad Akhtar once said “I see the American experience as being defined by the immigrant paradigm of rupture and renewal: rupture with the old world, the old ways, and renewal of the self in a bright but difficult New World.” It might seem strange to beg...
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Dec 9th, 2014
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By: Reem Abbas and Dalia Haj Omar This week marks the release of the Freedom of the Net 2014 global survey, which for the second year in a row, will have a chapter focusing on Sudan. Last year, the Sudan chapter was authored by GIRIFNA, this year it was authored anonymously to signify the continuing ...
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Dec 9th, 2014
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By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Talks about the shortcomings of the United Nations Mission in Darfur, UNAMID, will not stop. Talk about the ineffectiveness of the Mission began since the first Day of its configuration to replace its predecessor, the African Union Mission in Sudan, known as (AMIS) which, the A...
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Nov 28th, 2014
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In filthy camps for the displaced, thatched huts in half-forgotten villages, and Juba’s proud new concrete buildings, South Sudanese are waiting. As the rainy season peters out, and the deadlines rush to expiration, everyone wants to know whether a meaningful peace agreement will be signed. Alongside...
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Nov 14th, 2014
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By Teshome Abebe In an extraordinary book titled Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life,1 Sissela Bok wrote about truth, deception, white lies, excuses, the justification for lies, lying in a crisis, as well as permissible lies and their consequences. The book was first published in 1978, and...
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Oct 27th, 2014
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By Matt Petronzio Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations’ blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there’s still work to ...
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– By W.J.Berridge Many Sudanese intellectuals watched on with wry amusement as, in 2011, the global media announced that the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were the first civilian movements to overthrow military autocracies in the Arab world. Sudan is often overlooked because of its st...