As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

On the eve of its first anniversary, South Sudan’s unity government is in trouble, with the country’s fragile peace process in doubt and old rivalries again threatening a return to war. President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, for years on opposing sides of the battlefield, formed a coalition government on February 22, 2020 after nearly a year of delay and haggling along with international pressure. The agreement to share power was born from a truce that ended five years of bloodshed in the world’s newest country that cost nearly 400,000 lives and drove four million people from the…

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