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Vol 56 No 17

Published 20th August 2015

South Sudan

The latest last-minute deal

Under the threat of an arms embargo and more sanctions, the government signs a peace agreement

Delight and relief that the Juba government has finally signed a peace deal with the rebel movement is mixed with widespread fear that the deal will not hold. There is much scope for future disagreement but the main concern is that many in the government and its army still dream of defeating Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's insurgents. They know that it was the divisions in Riek's ranks that meant he needed peace more than the government.

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