This article examines the key features of state failure that have adversely affected the goal of state-building and peace-building in South Sudan.
Drawing on interviews with sections of local and international stakeholders in South Sudan, the article analyses the major areas of state reconstruction and peace-building that the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) government has failed to address proactively, areas and issues that seem directly or indirectly linked to the political crisis that started in December 2013 and the relapse into armed conflict. The paper also analyses the recent political developments and ongoing peace process in South Sudan and proffers some complementary policy intervention measures that could be implemented to strengthen the peace process.
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Omeje, K & Minde, N 2015, "The SPLM government and the challenges of conflict settlement, state-building and peace-building in South Sudan", Africa Insight, vol 45, no. 1, pp. 52-67.