South Sudan Reaches Milestone with Long-Awaited Peace Agreement

In South Sudan, a longed-for peace

South Sudan, a country created in 2011 after thirty years of guerrilla warfare, is still facing many difficulties in terms of peace and stability. Despite the government’s announcement of extending the political transition until 2025, power struggles and violence between communities continue. The country still has no Constitution or unified army and 82% of South Sudanese live on less than two dollars a day.

Pope Francis and other religious leaders visited the country earlier this month and lectured the South Sudanese leaders. The United Nations launched an appeal to raise $1.3 billion to help the 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries. However, the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement is still slow and the situation is becoming increasingly precarious.

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Writer and researcher emeritus at the CNRS Gérard Prunier advocates a radical solution and believes that the creation of South Sudan in 2011 is a failure. He believes that a new solution is needed in order to ensure peace and stability in the country.

The situation in South Sudan is still very difficult and it is important that the international community works together to find a solution. The country needs a Constitution, a unified army and economic stability in order to ensure peace and security for its citizens.


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