The Root of South Sudan's Crisis is Constitutional not Ethnic

By Hilary Matfess, 15 May 2014
Photograph by UN Photo/Isaac Billy.
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>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
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