Peace and security in South Sudan depend on a fully functioning, peaceful and democratic government in Khartoum
Violence in Sudan threatens to throw the troubled nation into chaos. A scholar of the region explains what is going on and what’s at stake.
South Sudan’s diplomatic support around energy and water is much sought after in Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.
Pope Francis will be part of a peace mission to South Sudan, where thousands have been killed in ongoing violence.
Local institutions and systems of governance and peace-building are working despite insurmountable challenges.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
The ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement dominated the drafting of the current transitional constitution. History could repeat itself.
Africa’s youngest state has a long way to go before it can put conflict behind it for good.
South Sudan has had many opportunities to create a lasting peace but so far all efforts have been unsuccessful.
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
South Sudan’s road to peace has been bumpy but there’s hope.
The return of South Sudan’s opposition leader
is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
Today in South Sudan’s political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
The numerous opposition groups battling to unseat President Salva Kiir lack a shared agenda and common approach. Sadly, too, no group is working towards a unified future for South Sudan.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It’s now backtracked on the decision.
One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.