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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Establishing a Mining Sector in Postwar South Sudan

Categories: Africa,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations,Sudan


Describes confusion that resulted from unregulated distribution of mining rights in South Sudan and the effort to establish orderly regulation for equitable economic development of the nation’s mineral wealth.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Sudan and South Sudan: Current Issues for Congress and U.S. Policy

Categories: Africa,Sudan

This report examines the shared interests and outstanding disputes between the Sudans after separation, and gives an overview of political, economic, and humanitarian conditions in the two countries.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Learning from Sudan’s 2011 Referendum

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Sudan

Examines the peaceful referendum on independence in South Sudan and attempts to formulate lessons for conflict prevention in similar situations in other parts of the world.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Sudan and South Sudan: Country Analysis Brief

Categories: Africa,Energy,Statistics,Sudan

Describes the interdependence of Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan when it comes to oil production and transportation, and the problems that have occurred since the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.  From the Energy Information Administration


Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations,Somalia,Sudan

Describes how and when temporary protected status and other forms of immigration relief are provided to noncitizens by the U.S. government.  Currently more than 300,000 foreign nationals from seven countries enjoy such status.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center


Dowry and Division: Youth and State Building in South Sudan

Categories: Africa,Democracy/Peace,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Sudan

One of a series of reports on the creation of a new state in the Republic of South Sudan.  This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations of South Sudan’s youth population with special focus on lack of education, employment and obstacles to marriage.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Diversity, Unity, and Nation Building in South Sudan

Categories: Sudan,%20Unity,%20and%20Nation%20Building%20in%20South%20Sudan%20%28Jok%29.pdf

Focuses on how the new state will manage its cultural diversity to form a national identity that reduces ethnicity-based political rivalry.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Background Note: South Sudan

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Sudan

Political, economic, historical and social Information on the world’s newest country, South Sudan.  From the State Department


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