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14 Jul 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Renewing the PledgeThe clock is ticking fast towards what might be the most important date in modern sudanese history - two referenda in Sudan that are likely to result in the breakup of Africa's largest state. With six months remaining until 9 January 2011, the scheduled date of the referenda, the run-up to, and outcome of, the vote must be managed with extreme care.

19 Nov 2009 description
report Pax Christi

The peace process in Sudan has reached a critical point. With less than five months before the elections and a little more than one year before the referendum, the fragile Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is on the brink of collapse.

20 Oct 2009 description
report Pax Christi

Seven big churches in Sudan issued a joint statement in which they stress that only the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) can prevent Sudan from going to war again. It urges the countries which were involved with Sudan at the time of the CPA (1995) such as the United States and the Netherlands, to take its responsibility.

The churchleaders write that if these countries, which value democracy greatly and speak about the paramountcy of human rights, do not act, people in Sudan will feel betrayed like they felt in 1956 and 1972.

01 Sep 2009 description
report Pax Christi

Juba, Sudan

APPEAL regarding the recent atrocities in Jonglei and Western Equatoria States

On Saturday 29th August 2009 I received reports from Wernyol, Twic East County, Jonglei State, that there had been another attack on the peoples of the area in which over forty people - men, women and children - were killed. Amongst the dead were Ven. Joseph Mabior Garang, Archdeacon of Wernyol and Archbishop's Commissary in the new Diocese of Twic East, who was shot at the altar of the church in Wernyol during a service of Morning Prayer.

09 Apr 2009 description
report Pax Christi

Preface

IKV Pax Christi's involvement with LRA issues started in 1997, exploring opportunities to contribute to efforts to bring the conflict in Northern Uganda to an end. Various attempts to make contact and start negotiations were undertaken. Finally, in May 2006, under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar the first meeting with the LRA leadership was realized, which in it's turn resulted in the Juba Peace Process hosted by the Government of South Sudan.