News and Reports

January 24, 2018

Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?

By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 23, 2017— Tens of thousands of civilians dead, countless children on the verge of starvation, millions of dollars stolen by officials, oil wells blown up, food aidhijacked and as many as 70 percentof women sheltering in camps raped— mostly by the nation’s soldiers and police officers. Genocide is beginning

January 24, 2018

UK Statement at the Security Council Meeting on South Sudan.

Call for consequences for those who obstruct the negotiation process, including violations of the Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan Delivered by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Chargé d’Affaires, 24 January 2018 Thank you Mr President, And thank you also to our briefers Undersecretary La Croix, ASG Mueller and Chairperson Mogae for updating us today. As we

January 24, 2018

US Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Mission in South Sudan

U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City January 24, 2018 Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you to the briefers for talking about this very important issue that has faced us. The United States has been a supporter of South Sudan

January 15, 2018

Our Intellectual Journey Towards A Coherent Political Ideology

Peter Adwok Nyaba PhD, INTRODUCTION Many South Sudanese researchers and writers have published books, in referral journals and newspapers on the social and political configuration of South Sudan with little or no policy impact in the sociology and political economy of the country. The dominant political remains impervious to the oral and published critique. The

January 6, 2018

CEPO Oversight Observation Report on Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoH)

CEPO 1stOversight Observation Report on Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, 6 January 2018 Abstract: The Cessation of Hostilities is a pre-condition for the success of a permanent cease- fire and transition to peace and stability. It is a critical tool that requires technical and financial sup- port to succeed in meeting the expectations it creates. The

December 23, 2017

Twenty problems with the December 2017 cessation of hostilities agreement

By Aly Verjee. December 23, 2017 Access the authors website thoughtsonthesudans Later this evening, a cessation of hostilities agreement (CoHA) between the government of South Sudan and eight South Sudanese armed groups comes into effect.  The agreement, signed in Addis Ababa and mediated by IGAD, was welcomed by many South Sudanese and the international community (see statements from the AU, Troika,