The historical and local dynamics of the conflicts in South Sudan should be properly considered. Peace talks should focus not just on political and military issues, but the social, economic and emotional ones as well, and women should play a full role.
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While commentators argue about who or what is most at fault for South Sudan’s return to conflict, one thing is clear: the international community is not free from blame.
The differing ethnicities of Riek Machar and Salva Kiir can too easily suggest that the current conflict in South Sudan is all about ‘tribes’.
A new report by the The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, entitled ‘Survivors Speak Out: Sexual Violence in Sudan’, details the rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence confronting the women of Sudan.
While the Kosovo-Serbia case is fundamentally different from that of Sudan, the experience of the Serbian enclaves in Kosovo is not so dissimilar to the situation of the African enclaves in southern Sudan, and may indeed serve as a model for dealing with Abyei and Nuba.