Salvaging South Sudan’s Fragile Peace Deal

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The truce in South Sudan is holding but could break down at any time.

  • ICG

To stave off renewed civil war, external actors should urge the belligerents to strike new bargains on security and internal boundaries – and accept a third-party protection force for the capital.

  • What’s new?

South Sudan’s new peace deal is nearing its first critical test: the formation of a unity government in May 2019.

But steps toward key interim benchmarks – unifying a national army and drawing internal boundaries – are lagging far behind schedule.

  • Why does it matter?

South Sudan’s five…

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