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Vol 59 No 2

Published 26th January 2018

South Sudan

Cycle of broken deals

Ceasefire violations, threats of sanctions and censorship in Juba will accompany the fighting in the absence of outside intervention

As the New Year dawned, diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian officials from all corners of the globe silently breathed sighs of relief that the Christmas ceasefire appeared to be holding, and peace finally seemed within reach for the world's youngest nation. Scarcely a day later it was back to business as usual, as offensives were launched by both sides and a beleaguered President Salva Kiir Mayardit demanded that diplomats and journalists cease publishing 'negative' reports.

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