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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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Assessment of Factors that Prevent Pregnant Mothers from Attending Antennal Care Services in Munuki Payam (Juba, 2015)

Factors affecting attendance of FANC among Pregnant Women in Munuki Payam (Juba, South Sudan)

Authors: Jok  Peter  Mayom  Jil, Peter Mawiir Piol Deng, and Ayak Mading Ador Deng (Research submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of BSc. in Public and Environmental Health at Upper Nile University) Chapter One: Introduction 1.1 Background to the Study Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality have continued to be a major problem in developing countries of which South Sudan is part despite efforts to reverse the trend. Globally, more than 500,000 mothers die each year from pregnancy-related conditions, and neonatal mortality accounts for almost 40% of the estimated 9.7 million children under-five deaths (UNICEF, 2009). In addition, 99% of maternal and newborn mortality occur in developing countries. The greatest risk of maternal deaths, which is now compounded by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, is faced by women in Sub-Saharan Africa (O’Callaghan, 1999). Research has shown that most of the maternal and neonatal deaths are avoidable (Stevens-Simon, 2002). Antenatal care is […]

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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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