The Root of South Sudan's Crisis is Constitutional not Ethnic
By 15 May 2014
South Sudanese police hold hands in camaraderie during celebrations to mark the International Day of Peace, 21 September, 2011. Photograph by UN Photo/Isaac Billy.
<p>Any lasting peace deal must bear in mind the political underpinnings of the ongoing violence and dismantle South Sudan's centralised, high-stakes, zero-sum political system.<br><br>Last Friday, President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar signed a peace deal in Addis Ababa, renewing tepid hopes that the crisis in South Sudan will soon draw to a close. The breaking of the ceasefire in the days since the agreement, however, suggests there is still some way to go.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
Read the full article here: Think Africa Press