The Fall of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the 'Spider' at the Heart of Sudan's Web - New York Times

Thursday, April 11, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir loved to tell the story about his broken tooth. As a schoolboy working on a construction site, he told supporters in January, he fell and broke the tooth while carrying a heavy load. Instead of seeking treatment he rinsed his mouth with saltwater and kept working. Later, after he...

Will South Sudan's New Peace Agreement Hold This Time? - NPR

Thursday, November 8, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese cheered, paraded and danced around the grounds of the John Garang Memorial Park in the capital city of Juba last week, celebrating a fresh peace deal. It was a striking change of mood for a country that has seen little joy in the past five years, ripped apart by a civil war that has displaced millions and left hundreds of thousands dead. Rebel leader, Riek Machar, who once served as the country's vice president, had flown back from exile and took the stage last Thursday along with South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir. The arch...

South Sudan: Juba residents jubilant over new peace deal - Al Jazeera

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Thousands of residents of South Sudan's capital Juba have been celebrating a peace deal struck between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, which rekindles hope that the guns will stop firing. The second power-sharing agreement deal was signed on Sunday in Khartoum...

South Sudan’s peace process is broken - The Hill

Thursday, August 2, 2018

By: Aly Verjee

News Type: USIP in the News

As the world’s newest nation collapses, the internationally-backed peace process risks making a bad situation worse. In its short, sad history as an independent country, South Sudan has known more years of war than peace. In the fight for independence, millions of lives were lost...

US institute wants SIECs scrapped - Daily Trust

Thursday, July 5, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has called for constitutional amendment with a view to abolishing state independent electoral commissions and their responsibilities for all election management moved to INEC.