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AU Unveils Long-awaited Report on Crisis in South Sudan

Displaced civilians seek refuge at an UNMISS facility in Juba on Dec 16, 2013

A long-delayed African Union report on the crisis in South Sudan says that the targeted killings of hundreds of Nuer tribesmen in Juba in December 2013, was a deliberate action sponsored by the state. According to the report, the method by which the killings were committed prove their “widespread or systematic nature.” Roadblocks were established around Juba and security forces undertook house-to-house searches. Male Nuers were “targeted, identified, killed on the spot or gathered in one place and killed.”  Read More »

South Sudan Church Leaders Remind Government and Rebels to Respect Peace Deal

Amidst numerous violations of the ceasefire in South Sudan, including politicians’ actions that pose a threat to the recently signed peace agreement, church leaders in Juba reminded the government and rebels to respect the pact.  Read More »

Professor’s Departure Raises Questions on Freedom of Expression in South Sudan

The abrupt departure of an academic from South Sudan’s largest university has raised new concerns about the state of free expression in Africa’s newest country.  Read More »

Sunstein: Conflict Mineral Disclosure Requirements Critical for Peace and Security in Congo

In a recent Bloomberg article, Cass R. Sunstein (former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) defends the importance of strong corporate regulations as they relate to public disclosures.  Read More »

Life as a Surgeon in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains: Atavist Feature

A recent Atavist Magazine feature highlighted the work of Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon working in the Nuba Mountains, in southern Sudan.  Read More »

Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory

Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is part of an onslaught of poaching in central Africa, and continues to pose a threat to local populations, across a swathe of central and east Africa, according to a new field-researched report by the Enough Project. The report, Tusk Wars: Inside the LRA and the Bloody Business of Ivory, tracks how ivory trafficking funds LRA operations and perpetuates violence against civilians. It uncovers new evidence of ivory trafficking into Sudan, including testimony by ex-LRA members of transactions with Sudanese merchants, as well as alleged trade with Sudan Armed Forces officers.

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Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Sudan’s National “Monologue”

On October 10, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir launched a purported National Dialogue in Khartoum, nearly two years after he had first announced his intention to hold a forum to resolve the country’s numerous social, economic, and political issues. In the intervening period, Bashir and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) handpicked participants, naming a congregation of mostly minor splinter parties, perhaps upward of 100 parties in all. Bashir and his ruling party determined the National Dialogue agenda unilaterally, setting up a 7+7 steering committee of seven parties allied with the government and seven opposition parties. Bashir also gave himself the authority to oversee this exercise.  Read More »

UK Banking and Legal Services at High Risk of Exposure to Handling Corrupt Money: Govt Report

The UK Treasury and Home Office released a report warning of the high risk of exposure to handling corrupt money that the country’s banking, accountancy, and legal services sectors face.  Read More »

Hard Currency Scarcity and the South Sudan Economy

South Sudan’s ministry of finance has stopped selling hard currency to the country’s central bank. The advent of armed conflict, which broke out in December 2013, has reduced the production of oil, the country’s main revenue earner by 32 percent, affecting the overall performance of the economy.  Read More »

"Free Speech, Inc" - Conflict Minerals and the First Amendment

In a BloombergView piece, Cass Sunstein discusses the court case on Dodd-Frank Section 1502.  Read More »

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