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Vol 60 No 4

Published 22nd February 2019

South Sudan

Bumps on the road to peace

The government army loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit (now known as the South Sudan People's Defence Force – SSPDF) has made common cause with Riek Machar's SPLA-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) in a joint offensive against members of the National Salvation Front, which backs the Equatorian strongman Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka in his refusal to sign last year's Khartoum Peace Agreement (AC Vol 59 No 19). The fighting has claimed an unknown number of lives and caused thousands to flee into northern Uganda, left many more cut off from relief supplies, and endangered the peace agreement.

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