Country: South Sudan

Community feedback and complaints mechanisms: early lessons from Tearfund’s experience

Tearfund’s approach to feedback and complaints handling is part of a broader organisational commitment to accountability, which promotes information sharing, transparency, participation and learning with project participants. Feedback and complaints mechanisms are based on community preferences and cultural norms to ensure that they are accessible, safe and easy to use. All feedback is recorded, responses… Read more »

Uganda (November 1997)

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda now faces greater challenges to his control of the country than at any time since he came to power. There are continuing rebel activities in the north, more fighting in the west and increasing insecurity in Kampala (grenades and armed robbery). His government has been explaining that the fighting in… Read more »

Sudan (February 1997)

In mid-January, a combined force of northern and southern Sudanese rebels opened a 500km eastern front to the civil war and seized two key garrison towns in northern Sudan. The forces advanced on the Roseires hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile at Damazin, which supplies Khartoum with 80 per cent of its electricity. Former Prime… Read more »

Sudan (September 1995)

The rains have improved in southern Sudan since mid-July, easing drought conditions which had prevailed during the first half of the year, particularly in south-eastern Sudan. Insufficient rainfall in June and July in eastern Equatoria, causing greatly reduced yields and destroying crops, has resulted in increased food insecurity in the area, although farmers are confident… Read more »

Sudan (April 1995)

The SPLA and the Umma party signed a formal agreement on 12 December 1994, committing themselves to political cooperation and recognising the right of the South to self-determination. This high-level opposition agreement is sharply increasing pressure on the NIF Government, and reflects growing regional hostility towards Khartoum. The ‘Declaration of Political Agreement’ between the two… Read more »

Southern Sudan/Uganda (March 1994)

The Sudanese government offensive in the south, including the bombing of civilian centres, and continued fighting between southern factions is causing major population displacements and areas of intense suffering. The information available is very limited but a total of 2 million people are estimated to be ‘war-affected/displaced’. An estimated 100,000 Sudanese have moved into northern… Read more »