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The Difficulties of Reconciliation: The Case of South Sudan

July 27, 2018

By Akshay Sevak Reconciliation plays an important, if not understated, part in conflict and post-conflict settings, carrying the hopes and expectations of many. The term refers to a reinstatement of peaceful relations between individuals and communities previously in conflict.[i] However, “Reconciliation” lacks a universal definition, and by extension what is, and can, be expected of … Continue reading “The Difficulties of Reconciliation: The Case of South Sudan”


Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping, Part IV – Lessons Through a Gender Lens: The Efforts and Failures of UNMISS

April 10, 2018

By Caitlyn OFlaherty Shockingly gruesome violence has defined South Sudan since civil war broke out in 2013, only two years after it gained independence. Over 50,000 people have been killed since, including tens of thousands of civilians. Over 4 million have been displaced. The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was established in 2011 … Continue reading “Strife Series on United Nations Peacekeeping, Part IV – Lessons Through a Gender Lens: The Efforts and Failures of UNMISS”


South Sudan peace talks need to return home

June 20, 2014

  By Josephine Chandiru Drama: South Sudan gained independence on 9th July 2011 after decades of armed struggle with the Sudanese government. On 15th December 2013, fighting that began as a political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar broke out and turned into ethnic violence. On 23rd January, 2014, a … Continue reading “South Sudan peace talks need to return home”


A Rapid Escalation: Violence in South Sudan

May 8, 2014

By Christian Stensrud: According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, the risk of genocide in South Sudan is horribly real. Over one million people have been displaced from their homes in South Sudan since December 2013.[i] While the short time frame is chilling enough, these displacements run parallel with large scale human rights abuses, … Continue reading “A Rapid Escalation: Violence in South Sudan”


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