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The Key Catalysts that Contribute to the Deterioration of Security: Case Study of Jonglei State, South Sudan

A pie chart showing the parties involved in the Jonglei Conflict

(Dissertation Report Submitted to the Faculty of Defence and Security as Requirement for the Partial fulfilment of Master’s Degree in Management Science of Cranfield University By Kuol Gabriel Nyok Kur Executive Summary The phenomena of cattle raiding, inter-tribal conflict and revenge killings amongst the pastoralists of South Sudan particularly in Jonglei State where the trend has increased international concern over the past few years given its intensity in terms of lives and properties as to how the newest nation can overcome the challenges of nation-building in terms of governance. For example, on  1st January 2012, a group of armed Lou Nuer youth estimated at 6,000 attacked Pibor town targeting members of Murle ethnic background at the same time burning down all the existing infrastructures as well as killing 1,000 civilians. This barbaric behaviour by the state inhabitants has left the state exposed to the ravages of insecurity hence, the deteriorating […]

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Notes from China: Prosperity in Principle

By Thon Thon Following my recent visit to China, in which I attended a seminar on Parasitic Diseases Control and Elimination with the view to sharing experiences in service delivery structure and social administration of the Chinese system, I find it relevant to reflect on a few things. I believe every South Sudan who visits China is amazed by the legend of Chinese country whose territory is covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. It is the world’s second large area with a population of over 1.381 billion. The state is governed by the Communist Party of China, the vanguard party based in Beijing, its capital. The adage ‘no pain no gain’ – if you don’t work you won’t have food – rules China. Nobody wears eyeglasses or suits, no idleness at all. Behind the Chinese people is their unwavering government, with laws that satisfy their worth. Once you get there, you think […]

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Time Series Data Showing Monthly Fluctuations in the Volume of Sugar Import Between 2013 and 2014: A Case Study of Sugar Imported Via Nimule Border (at South Sudan-Uganda Border)

Nimule is a major entry point into South Sudan

  By Alier Michael Majak ABSTRACT This research report deals with the analysis of South Sudan volume of imported quantities of Sugar in metric tons from Nimule Station for a period of two years (2013-2014) and specifically focuses on seasonal variations on the volume of imported sugar and their major determinants. Sugar has always drawn a wide attention of the governments all over the world. South Sudan is an important participator in the world sugar market. It is not only consumption country but also main net import and a big potential sugar consumption country in the world sugar market. Sugar in South Sudan depends on import to make up the supply-demand gap. This research first identifies the main determinants of imported sugar and further their effects on the variables quantified. Further, the component correlation on selected customs value is analyzed. The researcher examines the factors influencing the sugar imports in […]

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Effects of Women’s Communication through Songs on Communities: A Case for Jonglei State

University of Juba students during a graduation ceremony.

African is an important focus for scholars because of its diverse cultures. The distinction between men and women, as far as their role was concerned, was clear, and yet any conflicts that arose were well managed within the African framework. But with the advent of westernization which has become synonymous with civilization, there is unease in trying to accommodate the inconveniences of hybrid cultures. Among some societies in South Sudan, take the case of Acholi, for instance, a garden cultivated by thirty to forty young men through African communal cultivation is later left to a single woman to weed until harvest time. For the Murle of Jonglei State and Toposa of Eastern Equatoria (present-day Lomurnyang State), construction of grass-thatched houses is solely left to women, while men busy themselves defending the community and engaging other communities. Among the Dinka (Jieng) people, women are placed under the shadow of influence and […]

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