The Cultural Bearing of the New War in South Sudan

Published in Gurtong Trust on January 6th, 2014 It seems the deadlock in the negotiation over the negotiations to end current violence in South Sudan persists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—the venue for the peace talks. At the time of writing, the key warring parties, those loyal to president Salva Kiir and those aligned to his…

Is War a Force that Gives Us Meaning?

Published in Gurtong on December 17th, 2013 “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery, nothing holds fashion,” William Shakespeare in Troilus and Cressida. I write this with tears in my eyes. I am saddened because Thanatous has yet again been unnecessarily invited to visit our people in South Sudan. I am grieved that our worst nightmare…

Towards Overcoming Peace-building Absurdity in South Sudan (III)

Published in AllAfrica on December 4th, 2013 OPINION Much has unfolded since our last forays in this debate as articulated in “Towards Overcoming Peace-building Absurdity in South Sudan (II) (easily retrieved below). Here I scrutinize recent developments in efforts aimed at promoting sustainable peace in South Sudan from the vantage of local South Sudanese peace-building…