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South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name

Africa Report N°217, 10 April 2014

A rocket fired by the SPLA Government forces cruises over a hut burnt by debris created by a previous rocket fired shortly before along the frontline at Mathiang near Bor, South Sudan, January 26, 2014. REUTERSRefocusing international engagement as well as the peace negotiations is essential to stop South Sudan’s raging civil war from claiming ever more lives.

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South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name, Africa Report N°217, 10 Apr 2014

Refocusing international engagement as well as the peace negotiations is essential to stop South Sudan’s raging civil war from claiming ever more lives.

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (III): The Limits of Darfur’s Peace Process, Africa Report N°211, 27 Jan 2014

If Darfur is to have durable peace, all parties to the country’s multiple conflicts need to develop a more holistic means of addressing both local conflicts and nationwide grievances.

Somalia: Puntland’s Punted Polls, Africa Briefing N°97, 19 Dec 2013

Puntland’s presidential election, scheduled for January, threatens to exacerbate clan tensions and polarise the population. To keep the regional state on the path of democratisation, deep investment from local, national and international actors will be crucial. 

Sudan: Preserving Peace in the East, Africa Report N°209, 26 Nov 2013

Unless the marginalisation of Sudan’s East is addressed, renewed war and further fragmentation of the country is a growing possibility.

Ethiopia: Prospects for Peace in Ogaden, Africa Report N°207, 6 Aug 2013

The most credible attempt at talks to end decades of armed conflict in Ogaden may soon resume, but concerted efforts need to be made to guide them to a peaceful resolution.

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (II): War in Blue Nile, Africa Report N°204, 18 Jun 2013

The war in Sudan’s Blue Nile state will grind on until the Khartoum government re-engages in national dialogue with opposition forces, including the Blue Nile rebels.


Kenya After the Elections, Africa Briefing N°94, 15 May 2013

Though the 2013 general elections were relatively peaceful, Kenya is still deeply divided and ethnically polarised.


Eritrea: Scenarios for Future Transition, Africa Report N°200, 28 Mar 2013

Change is in the air in Eritrea, a highly authoritarian state, but any political transition will require internal political inclusion and channels for external dialogue if it is to preserve stability and improve Eritrean life. 中文

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (I): War in South Kordofan, Africa Report N°198, 14 Feb 2013

Only a comprehensive solution can end Sudan’s vicious civil wars that are exacting a horrendous toll on the country and its peoples.


Kenya’s 2013 Elections, Africa Report N°197, 17 Jan 2013

Preparations for elections in Kenya turn into high gear today as the parties in the three major coalitions nominate their candidates.

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