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28/08/2014

South Sudan ceasefire, why the war must end.

The regional body, IGAD, has given South Sudan 45 days to implement the ceasefire signed. This will be a long wait for a country that has known only war for much its three years Independence period. The war, which started after rebel soldiers reportedly attacked the army barracks, soon took on an ethnic dimension, and so far, the war has claimed tens of thousands and displaced millions. The country is on the brink of a famine because of the missed agricultural season. Meanwhile, the country's top two most leaders, president Salva Kiir, and former Vice President Riek Machar continue to be at loggerheads, and it is only international
pressure that has brought them talking. One hopes then that South Sudan will begin to explore its oil, and the economy which has contracted in much of the civil war period, can get back on track.

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