What Chance for a Power Sharing Peace in South Sudan?

African Arguments, March 18, 2015 The collapse of the IGAD-led power sharing negotiations on South Sudan revealed the inherent flaw with the process and justified various critiques that have previously been expressed by many commentators. At the heart of those criticisms was the concern that IGAD has managed to reduce South Sudan’s peace process into…

South Sudan’s ‘New War’: what does it mean?

African Arguments on December 22, 2014 As South Sudan’s civil war enters its second year, lost in the melee of the violent entanglements and the power-sharing peace process is another more devastating violent conflict. This elusive war, whose brunt is heavily borne by the ordinary South Sudanese citizen, is the deeply embedded ‘New War’ within…

South Sudan’s Third Independence Anniversary: Re-imagining Peace?

Published in South Sudan Liberty News on July 10th, 2014 After three years of independence, South Sudan has drastically dashed the widespread hope, expectations and optimism not only of the people of South Sudan but also the well-wishers and contributors amongst the members of the international community to its independence, which was first celebrated on…