South Sudan’s prolonged peace process is approaching a critical juncture. There is uncertainty about whether the country’s political leaders will meet the 12 November 2019 deadline to form a transitional government of national unity – a process already delayed after a revitalized power-sharing deal was signed in September 2018. A political impasse has been caused by a lack of progress on outstanding issues such as deciding on the number of states and reunifying the security forces. The latter issue is seen as critical to preventing the reoccurrence of large-scale violence which would exacerbate already considerable humanitarian needs. Continued mediation by regional and international partners remains important to finding a way forward and preventing a return to widespread conflict.
At this event, a panel of speakers will examine the status of the peace deal, the issue of federalism and subdivision, measures needed to prevent the humanitarian crisis from worsening and opportunities to foster greater security and unity in the country.
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Alan Boswell, Senior Analyst for South Sudan, International Crisis Group
Miklos Gosztonyi, Conflict Analyst, South Sudan, Norwegian Refugee Council
Naomi Pendle, Research Fellow, Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, London School of Economics
Golda Abbé, Founding Member, Ghidam (Via Skype)
Chair: Teohna Williams, CEO, Business Plan for Peace