A Critical Six Months for South Sudan

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South Sudan’s rival parties have temporarily salvaged prospects for peace, agreeing a six-month deadline extension to allow for the formation of a unity government.

  • ICG

But the country’s external partners must sustain pressure on both sides to preserve a ceasefire and maintain consensus on a path forward.

On 3 May at a summit in Addis Ababa, South Sudan’s rival parties agreed to a six-month extension of the deadline to form a unity government.

A consensual delay had become the best available option to salvage South Sudan’s peace deal, which has produced the…

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