Archive for category: Sudan

Donor-driven technical fixes failed South Sudan – it’s time to get political

Donor-driven technical fixes failed South Sudan – it’s time to get political

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.

What is ‘tribalism’ and why does is matter in South Sudan?

What is ‘tribalism’ and why does is matter in South Sudan?

The differing ethnicities of Riek Machar and Salva Kiir can too easily suggest that the current conflict in South Sudan is all about ‘tribes’.

Rape, sexual slavery and flogging – a crisis situation for women in Sudan

Rape, sexual slavery and flogging – a crisis situation for women in Sudan

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.

Sudan – a ‘Kosovo’ approach to Abyei and Nuba?

Sudan – a ‘Kosovo’ approach to Abyei and Nuba?

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.