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Despite a government-led national dialogue in 2016, violence in Sudan persists in Darfur and elsewhere. Peace talks between the government and the armed opposition are deadlocked, while hundreds of thousands of displaced people are blocked from getting humanitarian aid. For over 20 years, the U.S. Institute of Peace has worked to build an inclusive peace in Sudan through expert advice and training. The Institute currently hosts youth leaders who conduct research on peace in their communities. USIP also supports a regional database of laws on sexual and gender-based violence. Learn more on The Current Situation in Sudan and USIP's work

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The Current Situation in Sudan

The Current Situation in Sudan

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sudan is struggling to emerge from decades of violent conflict and build lasting peace throughout the country. In late 2015 and early 2016, violence surged in Darfur, displacing tens of thousands of civilians. Continued armed conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states has uprooted hundreds of thousands more. Delivery of humanitarian assistance to those populations remains blocked, and negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N...

Africa Peacekeeping: Lessons from a Ghanaian Commander

Africa Peacekeeping: Lessons from a Ghanaian Commander

Monday, March 28, 2016

By: Fred Strasser

For peacekeeping forces in Africa, the days of simply patrolling a ceasefire line or keeping local armies apart are over. Their assignments today increasingly include protecting civilians, confronting violent extremism and even engaging in what amounts to counter insurgency. These new burdens demand better preparation of troops headed for missions and clearer thinking by those who send them, Ghanaian Army Colonel Emanuel Kotia, a leading trainer of African peacekeepers, said at a U.S. Institute of Peace forum.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Education & Training; Human Rights; Global Policy; Fragility and Resilience

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Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth Leaders Program

Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth Leaders Program

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) launched its Sudanese & South Sudanese Youth Leaders program in 2013. The program brings Sudanese and South Sudanese peacebuilders between ages 18 and 35 to Washington, DC to be in residence at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) for four months. The goal of the project is to support youth to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to further their peacebuilding work and position themselves as stronger peacebuilding agents in their communities. USIP will b...

Youth; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

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