Author: cbartel@bluewin.ch

Truth hurts but it pays off:

Dr Luka Biong My interview with Jongkor went viral and created unprecedented debate in social media but importantly inside South Sudan. A friend of mine in Juba told me “with this interview you have committed political suicide as you have angered the overwhelming majority of Dinka”. Others and especially youth from various ethnic groups including Read More …

UPDM Calls Attention to the Continued Devastating Conflict in South Sudan Five Years Down the line And Appeals for Urgent Action.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 December 2018 Download Press Release in PDF Today, the fifth anniversary of the senseless conflict in South Sudan, UPDM appeals to world leaders to stand up for the 7.1 million South Sudanese[1], mostly women and children, living under fear, despair and hopelessness. As the injustice, brutality and violence against Read More …

The Revitalized South Sudan Peace Agreement: A Peace Agreement or a Peace ‘Aggrievement’?

In December 2013 South Sudan’s perennial, cyclical and interlocking armed conflict resumed. This time, a number of unaddressed structural challenges and grievances triggered the war. There are primarily three factors responsible for the flare-up of the conflict. Download here: The Revitalized South Sudan Peace Agreement: A Peace Agreement or a Peace ‘Aggrievement’? First, the failed transition Read More …