Conflict and Crisis in South Sudan’s Equatoria

Author
Alan Boswell
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
United States Institute of Peace
Abstract
South Sudan’s civil war expanded into Equatoria, the country’s southernmost region, in 2016, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee into neighboring Uganda in what has been called Africa’s largest refugee exodus since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Equatoria is now the last major hot spot in the civil war. If lasting peace is to come to South Sudan, writes Alan Boswell, it will require a peace effort that more fully reckons with the long-held grievances of Equatorians.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, Civil War, Conflict, Crisis Management, Peace
Political Geography
Africa, Sudan, South Sudan