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Vol 57 No 14

Published 8th July 2016

South Sudan

Cracks widen in peace deal

News of government attacks in Wau comes amid international warnings that the peace deal is unravelling

As fresh fighting rages in Bahr el Ghazal, United States' officials are discussing sanctions on the country's two main leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon – for failing to implement the peace agreement they signed last August. Botswana's former President, Festus Mogae, who heads the African Union's Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, began his 23 June statement with the words, 'It is with a heavy heart that I address you today'.

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