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
Sudan needs to address racial tension to build sustainable peace
Discrimination against non-Arabs in Sudan is a major problem – and the conflict won’t end until the persecution stops.
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
Continuing genocidal dangers of the Darfur conflicts
The creation of a separate South Sudan state, continuing tensions between North and South Sudan, and ethnic conflicts within South Sudan have captured most international... Read More
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.
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
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
Omar al-Bashir – as a thief in the night
For the moment, the ICC has dropped active involvement in the case against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir due to the impossibility of an arrest and a trial. In... Read More
The refugee crisis
Europe has tried to hide from this basic fact, that nothing but a sea separates them from the millions seeking a better life. In the immediate... Read More
Tabit and sexual violence in Darfur
Darfur has practically been closed off to journalists, politicians and independent civil society organizations, and sexual violence and rape have now become a reality in... 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
Beyond signatures – the roadmap to positive peace in South Sudan
Addressing the legitimate needs of the people – focusing on bottom-up state building and reconstruction processes – will be key for building sustainable peace in South... Read More
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
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,... Read More
The fight of ‘who is right’ – perspectives in conflict
Attempts at reconciliation should first begin by working to eliminate antagonism; namely by bringing two or more stories to the table and revealing to each... Read More
The path to ending ethnic conflicts
Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff’s figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has... Read More
Impact of ‘high value resources’ on communities in Eastern Africa
As new high-value resources are discovered and exploited in East Africa, what is the impact on local communities and the potential for local-level conflict?
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
TransConflict is pleased to announce that it is now an affiliated organization of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.
Oiling the Albanian economy
Despite its undoubted potential, Albania's fledgling oil industry is being constrained by a lack of domestic capital and political paralysis that is deterring foreign investors and inhibiting growth.
South Sudan – a new country, new beginning in Africa
As the product of an agreement between the governments of north and south, it is highly unlikely that the subsequent referendum and secession of South Sudan will create a new precedent in international relations, nor negatively affect countries that have similar demands for border changes.
Južni Sudan – nova zemlja, novi početak u Africi
Kao proizvod sporazuma između vlada severa i juga, malo je vjerovatno da će referendum i otcjepljenje Južnog Sudana stvoriti novi presedan u međunarodnim odnosima, niti se negativno odraziti na zemlje koje imaju slične zahtjeve za promenom granica.