Democratise or Disintegrate: How the AU Can Help South Sudan

Author
Amanda Lucey, Liezelle Kumalo
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Global Peace Operations Review
Abstract
he 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.
Topic
Security, Regional Cooperation, Food, Reform, Peace, African Union
Political Geography
Africa, South Sudan