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Vol 60 No 25

Published 19th December 2019

South Sudan

Peace deal wheelspin

Another extension prevents the peace deal from collapsing but there is little sign that the impasse can be broken despite a new US gambit

The latest peace deal is on life support despite the two leaders agreeing to form a unity government by February. Opposition leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon had refused to return to Juba by the 12 November deadline to form a unity government, and be installed as first Vice-President. This is the second such delay to the original May deadline, and the chances are high that another will follow, if the peace deal survives at all.

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