Julius Nyamkimah Fondong, a former World Bank Scholar at
What explains the current inability of
It is basically due to lack of political will on the part of the two factions, namely the Sudan People's
The tricky thing about such an arrangementis that some people relinquish their positions in government so as to create room for others. And this is the one thing that the current governing class is not prepared to do. President
What has been the impact of this crisis, which has dragged on for eight months now, on
The UN projects that by the end of this year, more than half of
On the other hand, the mass displacement of people is also affecting the neighbouring countries receiving them.
What future do you see for the peace talks and the young nation that was already beset by crisesless than three years after independence?
South Sudanese have a unique way of pulling themselves together and finding solutions to their common problems, even when others might have given up on them. So, I have hope. The peace talks may not be making any real progress, but I believe in the uncanny ability of the people to overcome this calamity and save their young country. They have done it many times before and I believe they will do it again. But the biggest problem is the human cost of the crisis.
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