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22 Sep 2017 description
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By Kennedy Tumutegyereize

31 Mar 2017 description
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31 March 2017: 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 local peacebuilding in the Sudanese province of South Kordofan, Peace Direct commissioned a mapping of local peacebuilding capacities.

Local conflicts have a long history in Unity State, South Sudan, but so do local means of resolving them.

13 Jul 2016 description
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July 13 2016: South Sudan's fifth anniversary of indepdence should have been a time of celebration, not of bullets. But violence has broken out in the capital, Juba. George O'Ngoha recounts several days of violence, and warns the country could see a bloodbath.

27 Apr 2016 description
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By Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen

27 Apr 2016 description
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April 19 2016: 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 used as evidence, how to ensure that victims and perpetrators see justice? Two researchers on South Sudan discuss the difficulties.

16 Oct 2015 description
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October 16 2015: 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. But will the peace hold?

02 Apr 2015 description
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April 1 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on Syrian civil society, community-led resilience, and more. Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month.

24 Mar 2015 description
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March 24 2015: What is the role of IGAD in South Sudan’s peace talks? Peace Direct’s local correspondent for South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, investigates.

The peace talks between rival factions of South Sudan’s Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have included new regional actors to help to resolve the country’s political problems – among the most influential being Tanzania and South Africa.

05 Jan 2015 description
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January 5 2015: Young people in South Sudan need to play a bigger role in peacebuilding, says Khamis Lokud. In this article Khamis looks at ways to enable young people to lead the peacebuilding agenda in the country.

06 Nov 2014 description
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November 6 2014: A new bill passing through the South Sudanese parliament gives the country’s security services wide-ranging powers – powers which they have repeatedly abused. Flora McCrone reports on worrying developments for human rights in the country

22 Oct 2014 description
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October 21 2014: A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study.

15 Sep 2014 description
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Local peacebuilder, Kisuke Ndiku, looks at the challenges facing South Sudan as it searches for sustainable peace, and the role civil society is playing.

08 May 2014 description
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Executive summary

This year we complete our first decade as a charity. In that time, our peacebuilders, staff and supporters have together created a unique platform for peacebuilding led by local people. We look forward to taking that work and that vital message into the next ten years.

16 Dec 2013 description
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December 16 2013: South Sudan is in the process of writing a new, permanent constitution. Flora McCrone explains how local organisations are making sure that citizen's voices and civil society play a key role in the process.