Losing the last vestiges of our moral fabric
The unspeakable atrocities that are happening in South Sudan are unfathomable, not only because of the scope of savagery in the war between the Dinka... Read More
Is peace possible in South Sudan?
South Sudan may be the world’s youngest country, but the region has a long and turbulent history of conflict – and of peace. In the... Read More
What does a mapping exercise in South Sudan reveal about local peacebuilding efforts?
Local conflicts have a long history in Unity State, South Sudan, but so do local means of resolving them. Following five years of work supporting... Read More
How to hold up a sky that is falling in South Sudan
The government must end military campaigns and invest in dialogues with affected communities.
Shaky peace in South Sudan as Unity Government struggles to take shape
Fighting continues in South Sudan and more people flee every day. What can be done to build a true peace for the country?
Politics of fear in South Sudan
This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government.
When celebration turns to blood – South Sudan’s fifth anniversary
South Sudan’s fifth anniversary of independence should have been a time of celebration, not of bullets. But violence has broken out in the capital, Juba.
Birthday wishes for South Sudan
To mark the fifth birthday of South Sudan, TransConflict is pleased to present a list of birthday wishes that help chart a more optimistic course for... Read More
Constitutionalizing peace in South Sudan
The constitution-making process must remain wedded to the public interest in the peace process, and not simply the narrow interests of political elites.
What lesson from Sudan?
The break-up of Sudan, aided and abetted by the United States, can be seen as another example of ill-conceived outside interference in an internal conflict... Read More
The challenges of South Sudan – how to document the war and its crimes?
Recent research highlights some of the worst of many abuses which have taken place in South Sudan. But when the UN’s own investigations can’t be... Read More
Updates on peace in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region of Africa
TransConflict is pleased to present an update on conflict dynamics and peacebuilding efforts in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region in Africa.
A fragile peace in South Sudan
A new peace deal has been signed in South Sudan. The civil war has claimed thousands of lives since the conflict began 2 years ago.... Read More
Is secession the answer? – the case of Sudan
The conflict tree analysis model shows that the root and seed causes of conflict in Sudan were never addressed with the 2011 secession. Secession did not... Read More
Conflict resolution in South Sudan – notes towards an institutional analysis
Given the dualistic nature of institutions and the nature of collective decision-making, a durable peace needs to accommodate changes in policy priorities over time that... Read More
New members of the GCCT
TransConflict is pleased to announce six new members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, from South Sudan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Nigeria, respectively.
Collaborative Conflict Transformation in South Sudan
TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch of our Collaborative Conflict Transformation initiative in South Sudan, which aims to provide a thorough overview of all aspects... Read More
South Sudan – militarization inhibits popular representation
With militarization inhibiting popular representation, there is a need to identify pillars of peace that that can be amplified to help transform communities away from cultures of revenge... Read More
UN Security Council should build on its momentum in protecting schools from attack and military use
The United Nations (UN) Security Council should support specific actions to address the widespread incidence of targeted attacks on education and military use of schools... Read More
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... Read More