Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Informing and Influencing

a Fair, Equal and Empowered Citizenry in

South Sudan

  By Emmily Koiti   Last week’s horrific report accusing mostly uniformed men of the rape of 125 women and girls in Bentiu, a government controlled area in South Sudan, reinforces the need for the cantonment of forces to commence immediately to prevent egregious crimes of this nature in the future. Ruth Okello, a midwife working for MSF said victims as young as...
  In late 2015, a Sudanese Professor and a Member of the Pan-African Parliament told me, during a consultative meeting of the Pan-African Parliament on DRC, Somalia and South Sudan, that “we made a terrible historical mistake to let South Sudan go. We want South Sudan back and we will stop at nothing to bring our brothers and sisters back.” I...
  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 the 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 the country Secondly, The...
South Sudanese fought a brutal war for over half a century for a homeland wherein they could live in freedom and in dignity. This generational dream became a reality on 9th July 2011 when South Sudan became a Republic. Since becoming an independent country, however, South Sudanese are yet to exercise the right to elect a government that will...
  A number of political parties, civil society organizations and think tanks have, since 2014, suggested that a technocratic transitional government is the most desirable and appropriate form of government to manage the transition from war to durable peace, to state and nation building, in South Sudan. The demand for a technocratic government have raised a number of questions in...
In the recently concluded IGAD brokered High Level Revitalization Forum peace talks, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance insisted that the transitional government that will be tasked with the implementation of the peace agreement that will result from the talks be lean as opposed to Juba’s highly bloated government.  Why? For a start, the current revitalization process is an attempt to...
  Peter Nyaba Peter Adwok Nyaba  Introductory remarks The IGAD mediation (2014 -2018) like the Round Table Conference on the problem of southern Sudan (1965) produced a dead rat in the name of Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS). Like the resolutions of the Round Table Conference, the parties did not implement ARCISS to its letter...
By Prof. Peter Tingwa ARCSS was concluded in 2015, four years ago but it has not brought the peace it was designed to bring. In this regard, several articles have been written and published as to why it has failed. This article will attempt to provide yet another view as to why it failed. It will do so, when appropriate,...
March 25th, 2018 (WEARESOUTHSUDAN)— The High-Level Forum on the Revitalization of the collapsed Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan is probably IGAD’s last attempt to salvage the 2015 Agreement. As IGAD grapples with the challenges of finding an appropriate strategy and formula to sustainable peace, may I add one more item to the list of challenges -...
March 25th, 2018 (WEARESOUTHSUDAN)—The Government of South Africa claims Machar is its “guest”, and “is free to move around… meet people...’ while this was true in the past when Machar could move relatively free around Gauteng, speak to the media and could meet some friends and officials, unfortunately, this is no longer true. Over the past months, the conditions under which...

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