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Matthew Leriche
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Matthew LeRiche has been working in South Sudan and the region for approximately 8 years. He is an academic and independent analyst focused on security and politics. His doctorate studied the then rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Army/Movement and how international humanitarian action impacted the conduct of the civil war. Along with focusing on development, humanitarianism and civil war he also engages in emergency planning work.

Dr. LeRiche is also involved in film and media production. In conjunction with Viktor Pesenti he recently completed his first major feature length film "South Sudan: The World’s Youngest Nation."

Dr. LeRiche is currently a Fellow in Managing Humanitarianism at the London School of Economics and Political Science, along with an Adviser to various other firms, governments and projects on South Sudan and risk in Africa. His most recent publication is South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence.

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Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Crisis in South Sudan, the Devil is in the detail and so are real solutions.

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 11:38 AM

Early in December preparations began to celebrate the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9th 2005, which eventually led to the creation of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation. On or about December 15th, only two years a sovereign state, major violence escalated throughout South Sudan.

The President...

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7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2013 | 7:16 PM

Photo: Ally Ngethi

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable. This crisis, which began as a...

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Terror And Crisis In Sudan's Blue Nile State

(7) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 11:30 AM

People in Sudan's Blue Nile State face a stark choice: remain at home, suffering terrifying routine aerial bombardment and brutal counter-insurgency tactics or flee to the safety of camps in neighboring countries, enduring miserable living conditions with limited humanitarian assistance.

Recent refugee flows from Sudan into South Sudan indicate...

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