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Neutrality in foreign aid

Shifting contexts, shifting meanings—examples from South Sudan

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

ground? This article is based on observations of practices and interactions within three small NGOs, which between 2007 and 2008 were operating in Bor, the capital of Jonglei State in South Sudan, and which were solely managed by European and North

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“And When I Become a Man”

Translocal Coping with Precariousness and Uncertainty among Returnee Men in South Sudan

Katarzyna Grabska and Martha Fanjoy

In this article, we argue that return in the aftermath of conflict-induced displacement is often undertaken in contexts of uncertainty. After years spent in war and displacement, people return to an unknown and uncertain present and future, shaped by ideal images of home and brutal memories of conflict. Based on ethnographic fieldwork among South Sudanese refugees in Kenya and Canada and returnees in South Sudan, we analyze the 'return home' strategies, motivations, and experiences of returnee men. We suggest that uncertainty often transforms the present and the future of returning populations and the societies to which they return. Our research shows that in their attempts to minimize their wartime and displacement uncertainties, returnee men transform, negotiate, and reconstruct national, ethnic, and gender identities in a variety of ways, depending on their age and experiences in exile.

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From war to development

Women leading the nation

Leymah Gbowee

up the fighting forces in these states. The Middle East has eight countries in intense conflict and there are over 200 militia groups in these countries. Of all of these conflicts, there are four that are the worst: Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, and

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

the strong Nordic emphasis in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia). Other Nordic favorites include Nepal and Myanmar in Asia as well as Mali in Western Africa—all poor and hardly any political allies

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Emily Anderson

be educated. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor.” The words referenced above are attributed to Abier, a nine-year-old girl from South Sudan. Her words are included in the caption that accompanies a photo of her seated at a desk in a school

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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

only in the devastation causeed but also in the urgency and immediacy of funding as a response. Requests such as “Please donate to our South Sudan Crisis Appeal to help us scale up our emergency response: the people of South Sudan desperately need your

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

( Marfleet 2011 ), there are many modern examples in the Global South, including recent reports of 10,000 people sheltered in a Catholic church in Wau, South Sudan in 2017 ( Glinski 2017 ). Accessing areas in otherwise inaccessible regions through religious

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Pan-African Linguistic and Cultural Unity

A Basis For pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance

Simphiwe Sesanti

tasked with the project of African Unity, this anxiety came out strongly. This anxiety was similarly expressed in another informal conversation (2017) with a fellow African in Juba, South Sudan. Diop (1996: 124 ) is sensitive to this fear on the part of

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Traces of Pan Africanism and African Nationalism in Africa Today

Denis Goldberg

powers and is a consultative body. It has 265 members from 53 countries in Africa, but excluded Morocco over its refusal to give freedom to Western Sahara. (Presumably with the coming into existence of South Sudan there will be another 5 members in due

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Moving Onward?

Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Jolien Tegenbos and Karen Büscher

borders of Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. While conducting fieldwork, Kakuma experiences reveal that refugees can be highly mobile. In response to the question of how they ended up in Kakuma, many respondents narrated a history that had started many