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Vol 59 No 19

Published 28th September 2018

South Sudan

No cash, no peace

The new agreement between the warring parties has ambition but twice-bitten donors won’t fund it. Few believe it has a future

It's official: the peace agreement has been signed, all protocols observed, the countdown begun. With all parties supposedly on board, a Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity is due to be established in May, after an eight-month 'pre-transitional period'. Then, after three years of coalition government, democratic elections should be held, under a revised permanent constitution, to determine the future. What could possibly go wrong?

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