New HSBA Situation Update on Nguen Monytuil Wejang’s control over Unity state, South Sudan
GENEVA—Nguen Monytuil Wejang is one of the longest serving governors in South Sudan. In Unity state, he has maintained his rule by fragmenting the opposition, violently displacing the population, and assembling a diverse political coalition. However, with elections postulated for 2024, and electioneering in full swing, cracks are appearing in Monytuil's control of Unity, with the internally displaced persons camps of Rubkona county transformed into the frontline of a political competition for the state.
The Body Count: Controlling Populations in South Sudan’s Unity State—a new Situation Update from the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan (HSBA) project—discusses Nguen Monytuil Wejang’s reign, its violence, and its attempts to control both populations and humanitarian resources.
For more, check out:
- And Everything Became War': Warrap State since the Signing of the R-ARCSS—an in-depth report on current political and conflict dynamics in Warrap, a neighbour of Unity state.
- An Iron Fist in Lakes State: Law, Order, and Volatility on the Margins
- A Pause Not a Peace: Conflict in Jonglei and the GPAA
- The Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) project page
- South Sudan outputs in our Resource Library
Other news from the Survey:
- New Blog Post: The Women, Police, and Insecurity Agenda: Argentina's Response to Surging Femicide and Domestic Gun Violence by Its Security Forces
- New Blog Post: Driven into their Arms: Exploring Gendered Motivations of Violent Extremism
- New HSBA Situation Update on Rin Tueny Mabor’s governance of Lakes state, South Sudan
- New HSBA Situation Update on Abyei
- New Situation Update on arms trafficking and risks of proliferation under the Taliban in Afghanistan