Regime change through force? The temptation to prosecute an all-out war between the Sudans should be resisted on all sides

John Siebert Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2012 Volume 33 Issue 2 The secession of the Republic of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan in July 2011 did not resolve the complex issues left over from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) process that took effect in 2005. The past year has brought intensifying military confrontations in disputed border areas, …

South Sudan’s Unsteady Start

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2011 Volume 32 Issue 3 The world welcomed its newest state on July 9, 2011. The Republic of South Sudan became the 54th country in Africa, in the culmination of the six-year process outlined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in January 2005 between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s …

South Sudan’s New Battle: Building a State amid Internal Violence

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2011 Volume 32 Issue 1 The creation of a new state—the Republic of South Sudan—and the creation of the state in South Sudan are two very different matters. The first will be easy; the second is a project for generations. An important report written for PACT Sudan (Schomerus & Allen 2010) describes the …

Regional Security, Gender Identity and CPA Implementation in Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Jessica Davis, Judith McCallum and Alfred Okech This report includes two papers that were presented during a workshop in Nairobi in support of the Building Capacity for Sustainable Peace in Sudan, a joint project of Project Ploughshares and Africa Peace Forum. Both papers address the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan. The first paper, written by …

Security Threats to CPA Implementation in Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Xanthe Scharff, Dan Alila and Khalid Ahmed As Sudan works towards democratic elections, observers fear that unresolved security issues will instigate renewed hostilities. This report includes three papers which were presented during a workship in Juba in support of the Building Capacity for Sustainable Peace in Sudan, a joint project of Project Ploughshares and Africa Peace Forum. All papers …

Elections in Sudan 2008/9: A complex challenge in need of urgent donor attention

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 07-2 Author Emily Schroeder The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005 marked the formal conclusion of the civil war between the Sudanese Government (based in Khartoum) and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). According to the CPA, in 2011, after a six-year Interim Period following the peace agreement, “there shall be an internationally …

Democratic Transition in Sudan: Prospects for the 2009 Elections

Tasneem Jamal

Author Emily Schroeder The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2007 Volume 28 Issue 3 Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in January 2005, marked the end of the civil war between the Government and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). According to the CPA, midterm elections are to be held in 2008 or 2009. The elections are to be followed by a …

Building the Capacity for Sustainable Peace in Sudan: Roundtable Report

Tasneem Jamal

Conflict in Sudan is part of a larger conflict system involving both internal as well as regional actors and dimensions. For this reason, approaches to peace must maintain a broad outlook.  According to Bethuel Kiplagat, Executive Director of Africa Peace Forum, signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), or any other peace agreement, is not necessarily a solution to the problems …

Hazards in the Power Sharing Aspects of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement During the Interim Period in the Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Author Alfred Lokuji Can the diverging interests of northern and southern Sudan be satisfied by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement? When it comes to power sharing, there is a risk that the north and south will prove incompatible partners. Barriers to lasting peace include (1) Khartoum’s inconsistent position; (2) delays in the appointment of a commission, as well as instruments for …

Overview of the Challenges to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Author Alfred Lokuji Though entering a period of peace, Sudan remains in a highly unstable state. The three protocols in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) – Power Sharing, Wealth Sharing and Security Arrangements – are inherently problematic. The current government in Khartoum has promised to devolve power to regional governments, but it is not clear how much power they are …