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Vol 58 No 1

Published 6th January 2017


South Sudan

A scorched earth peace

The President has outmanoeuvred his rival, but the legacy of their bloody conflict is mass malnutrition and warnings of genocide

The realisation that President Salva Kiir Mayardit's peacemaking strategy – dubbed by cynics 'Pax Salvatica' because he implemented it unilaterally – has failed to deliver anything other than misery and hunger all round is slowly dawning on the international guarantors of the near-moribund Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS), signed in August 2015.

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