Fighting for Spoils: Armed Insurgencies in Greater Upper Nile (HSBA Issue Brief 18)
Fighting for Spoils: Armed Insurgencies in Greater Upper Nile reviews the roots of the armed insurgencies led by George Athor, Peter Gadet, and other Southern commanders—all of whom have claimed to seek systemic changes to the Juba-based government or to overthrow it. It assesses the current approach of the SPLA and the government of the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) to containing them, concluding that it is both ad hoc and unsustainable. Furthermore, the response fails to address the grievances of the communities that joined the insurgent leaders in taking up arms against the government and the army.
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