Monthly Archives: November 2021

South Sudan’s Struggle for Peace

A backgrounder written as part of an AllAfrica’s coverage of peacebuilding efforts across the continent.

In January 2011 the people of South Sudan voted in a referendum to secede from Sudan, putting behind them two civil wars which had consumed 39 of the 55 years of Sudanese independence. Six months later, they joyfully celebrated their independence.

Ten years on, the South Sudanese are still struggling to establish peace, deal with human rights abuses committed since independence, write an inclusive constitution, and focus on developing their country.

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