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I’ve been one of a few refugee representatives allowed to attend the peace talks. I’ve seen that when South Sudanese own the process, there’s hope.
South Sudan voted to become independent in 2011. Peace did not last long. Credit: UN Photo/Tim McKulka.
Last week, South Sudan held another round of peace talks in Addis Ababa aimed at breaking the gridlock and finding a way to end... more
The need for think tanks’ well-evidenced research is greater than ever today, but many are fighting – some to get heard, others just to survive.
In May 2018, African think tanks discussed common challenges at a conference organised by the OCP Policy Center and TTCSP. Credit: OCP.
Today’s world can be a lonely place for experts. Political elites claim the public has heard enough from them.... more
Applied punitively rather than strategically, sanctions have entrenched leader’s positions rather than changing their behaviours.
Credit: UN Photo:/Isaac Billy.
The latest iteration of South Sudan’s peace talks concluded last week – once again, without coming to a resolution. As in so many past instances, the dialogue failed as warring parties continue to see the potential benefits of... more
A Sudanese teenager faces the death penalty after killing her rapist in self-defence. Like for many of us, home was not a safe place for her.
When I was 18, I had a boyfriend who wasn’t Muslim like me. Coming from a very conservative community, my actions were strictly monitored and my relationship created a lot of drama. My mum was constantly upset with me and saw my behaviour as inappropriate... more