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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 14 July 2021

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis is focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

This week’s edition of the Monitor continues the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the independence of South Sudan with two feature articles from Dr. Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol, the Minister of Investment in the Revitalized Government of National Unity, Republic of South Sudan and Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Dr Dhieu discusses the historical trajectory of conflict in South Sudan while also emphasizing the role of South Sudan as a key actor for peace and security in the region through its mediation efforts in Sudan, while SRSG Haysom outlines the priorities of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), emphasizing the importance of strategic partnerships with IGAD, the AU and local peace actors.

We then turn to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a piece from Dr. Yvan Yenda Illunga who explains the limitations of securitized narratives of the politics of the conflict in eastern DRC.

Special Guest Editor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
Photo: UNMISS
Photo: UNMISS
Features, Political Unrest or Violence

South Sudan: From war-torn to Regional Peacemaker

  • Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol

As South Sudanese celebrated the tenth anniversary of independence on 9 July, their ambitions to build a nation that they fought for and that many have scarified their lives for, have not yet been realized. Many challenges still undermine the nation building programmes and the people’s aspirations. 

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UN Photo/Gregorio Cunha
UN Photo/Gregorio Cunha
Features, Political Unrest or Violence

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan: Reflections and Future Priorities

  • Nicholas Haysom

On 9 July 2021, South Sudan commemorated its 10-year anniversary as an independent, sovereign state. The celebrations across the country were quiet. The exuberant scenes of 2011 gave way to pensive stocktaking as South Sudan emerges from a vicious cycle of civil war and a weakened economy brought to the brink by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Photo: Mary Claire Worrell/CDC
Photo: Mary Claire Worrell/CDC
Yvan Yenda Ilunga
Political Unrest or Violence

Desecuritizing the Politics of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Yvan Yenda Ilunga

One cannot stabilize the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) without building a trustworthy and effective local and national political leadership, desecuritizing the national political narrative, and depoliticizing national security operations.

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