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Success despite the odds: South Sudan and Bangladesh (Shanta Devarajan, Brookings)

We enter 2022 with trepidation. The COVID-19 pandemic is having another surge, thanks to the omicron variant, setting record-high infection rates. Civil wars and conflict have broken out in the Horn of Africa, in addition to long-standing wars in the Middle East and North Africa. Economies are facing supply chain bottlenecks, incipient inflation, and, in some countries, slow recovery from the recession of 2020. Agreements and rhetoric notwithstanding, carbon emissions, which fell for the first time in 2020, are rebounding rapidly.

Success despite the odds: South Sudan and Bangladesh (brookings.edu)

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Juba mediates to solve Sudan crisis (Baher al-Kady, Al Monitor)

There have been several regional and international attempts to defuse tension in Khartoum, following the Oct. 25 coup by the Sudanese army led by Sudanese Armed Forces Chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The military took power and dissolved the transitional government after arresting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

Juba mediates to solve Sudan crisis – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Peacekeeping chief encouraged by ‘warming’ relations between Sudan and South Sudan over Abyei (UN News)

The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations told the Security Council on Wednesday that he was encouraged by a thaw in relations between South Sudan and Sudan, now that both have established national committees on the question of Abyei, the disputed oil-rich border territory claimed by both countries.

Peacekeeping chief encouraged by ‘warming’ relations between Sudan and South Sudan over Abyei  | | UN News

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UNHCR responding to worst flooding in decades in South Sudan (UN News)

Weeks of heavy rain have caused unrelenting floods, affecting more than 700,000 people across the country, UNHCR Representative in the country Arafat Jamal said on Tuesday.

UNHCR responding to worst flooding in decades in South Sudan | | UN News
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South Sudan plagued by violence and corruption, Human Rights Council hears (UN News)

Many people in South Sudan are living in poverty after years of underdevelopment, corruption and conflict.

UNMISS\Nektarios Markogiannis. Many people in South Sudan are living in poverty after years of underdevelopment, corruption and conflict

Delivering an update to the forum in Geneva, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al- Nashif, highlighted “staggering levels of localized violence”.

She attributed this to community-based militias who were responsible for almost all killings, injuries, abductions and sexual violence between April and June this year.

South Sudan plagued by violence and corruption, Human Rights Council hears  | | UN News