Democratise or disintegrate: How the AU can help South Sudan - PRIO

Democratise or disintegrate: How the AU can help South Sudan

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Lucey, Amanda; & Liezelle Kumalo (2017) Democratise or disintegrate: How the AU can help South Sudan, ISS East Africa Report, 11. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies.

The implementation of South Sudan’s latest peace agreement appears to be at a standstill. Insecurity, food shortages and the breakdown in governance have forced more than 1.5 million people to flee the country. President Salva Kiir’s announcement of a forthcoming national dialogue offers some hope. Yet people are divided on the legitimacy of the process: is this a ruse to detract attention from important reforms, or is it an opportunity to finally broaden the political process in South Sudan? External actors, including the African Union (AU), are also at odds with one another. This report looks at how the AU can enhance the prospects for peace in South Sudan.

ISS East Africa Report 11: Democratise or disintegrate: How the AU can help South Sudan