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Given Names and Lived Closeness

Kinship Measurement in the South Sudanese Citizenship Office

Ferenc Dávid Markó

Durka was living in a European country when South Sudan declared independence in July 2011. 1 To her astonishment, she became a stateless person overnight when Sudan's embassy refused to renew her passport based on the argument that she had

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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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On the Touch-Event

Theopolitical Encounters

Valentina Napolitano

been a source of contestation, for instance, in April 2019 when Pope Francis received the sitting president of South Sudan and some of his oppositional leaders. In a Vatican TV event broadcast from Casa Santa Marta (Saint Martha's House), which the Pope

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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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Eliseu Carbonell, Laurent Sébastien Fournier, Lara Houston, Maarja Kaaristo, Agnieszka Pasieka, and Markéta Slavková

Oxford. Although the book was initially motivated by his ethnographic research in South Sudan, the final manuscript takes the shape of a mature historical study inspired namely by the work of Michel Foucault. Scott-Smith's critical comparative

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

in Africa (for example, ActionAid to Johannesburg), including some from elsewhere in the global South, like Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) from Bangladesh now in five states in Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, and