More than seven hundred people attended a lecture on federalism at Juba University on Saturday 5 July. The lecture was delivered by Rift Valley Institute Fellow Douglas H. Johnson and organised by RVI Fellow Luka Biong Deng, formerly Minister in the Office of the President. Dr Johnson’s talk was introduced by John Akec, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Juba. Panellists included Lam Akol, Chairman of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement-Democratic Change. Journalists, dignitaries, students and others filled the lecture hall to overflowing, with many listening through the open windows.
In the wake of the political crisis which has plunged South Sudan into civil war again, a debate about future forms of government is gathering speed.... MORE >