Author Archives: Ivan Deryugin

South Sudan: Peace on Shaky Ground

Ceasefire in Doubt Reports from South Sudan have indicated that the ceasefire between rebels and government forces is no longer holding, with attacks occurring in at least two killing dozens of civilians. Furthermore, the United Nations has confirmed the use of cluster bombs, the use of which is seen by many countries as a war… Continue reading

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So Long a Letter Discussion Questions I

As in Things Fall Apart, So Long a Letter addresses the gender roles of men and women in society. Discuss Modou’s abandonment of his first family, and what, if any reaction this raised among the community as to whether or not he was shirking away from his duties as a man to his wife and… Continue reading

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South Sudan: New Issues Ahead of Peace Talks

After the Ceasefire, Humanitarian Crisis Looms Although a ceasefire is now in place in South Sudan, a new crisis looms in the country as almost 4 million people in the country are now food insecure, and up to 7 million are at risk, representing 85% of the country’s population. The fighting in South Sudan has… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Moving Closer to Peace?

Ceasefire Reached in South Sudan After 5 weeks of fighting, a ceasefire deal between the government of South Sudan and rebel forces has been signed in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African trading bloc of which South Sudan is a member. The ceasefire calls for an… Continue reading

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