SOUTH SUDAN AT RISK OF ‘LARGE SCALE CONFLICT

Written by on April 27, 2021

THE UNITED NATIONS WARNS THAT THE SLOW IMPLEMENTATION OF A REVITALISED PEACE ACCORD IN SOUTH SUDAN RISKS PUSHING THE COUNTRY BACK INTO A “LARGE-SCALE CONFLICT”.

POLITICAL, MILITARY AND ETHNIC DIVISIONS IN SOUTH SUDAN ARE WIDENING, LEADING TO MULTIPLE VIOLENT INCIDENTS BETWEEN THE MAIN SIGNATORIES TO LAST YEAR’S CEASEFIRE, THE POSSIBILITY OF RENEWED WAR, AND NEARLY 100,000 PEOPLE FACING “FAMINE-LIKE CONDITIONS

DISCONTENT WITHIN KIIR’S SUDAN PEOPLE’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT AND HIS POWER BASE IN THE DINKA ETHNIC GROUP OVER HIS HANDLING OF THE TRANSITION “HAS LED TO CALLS FOR NEW LEADERSHIP


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