Author: cbartel@bluewin.ch

The August 1955 Uprising

Situation in South Sudan before the Uprising In order to understand the causes and events that led to the Uprising, a brief look at the situation obtaining in Sudan, particularly Southern Sudan, both politically and administratively is necessary. Those were as follows:Firstly, Sir Alexander Knox Helm, the British Governor-General was still the supreme power in Read More …

View on IGAD Proposal to Return to 10 States in the Republic of South Sudan

11 February 2020 Bol Joseph Agau  On the 8th of February 2020, the Regional Bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development convened the 34th Extraordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit discussed the RARCISS Implementation challenges and particularly the two pending pre-transitional items, i.e. the Number and Boundaries of Read More …

Analyses: the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters

New Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) study analyses the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters When civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, thousands of soldiers defected from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and joined the opposition. In response, elites loyal to Kiir’s government mobilized fighters to bolster depleted SPLA forces. Read More …

Pa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented

Nyamilepedia, August 2019 Nyamilepedia Interviews Pa’gan Amum Okiech, former Secretary General of the SPLMPa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented to bring peace and democratic transformation of South Sudan. Question 1 – Last year, the government and several opposition groups signed the revitalized peace agreement to end the ongoing Read More …