Issue Brief on “Assessing the Juba Peace Agreement 2020: Proceeding Towards Peace in South Sudan”

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The Juba Peace agreement was signed on October 3, 2020, nearly a year after the initiation of negotiations. The peace process was headed by the transitional government of Sudan and international and regional parties including African Union, United Nation, Chad, Egypt, Qatar and UAE. Juba peace agreement took place between the transitional government of South Sudan, Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), its factions, and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi.[1] The Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) also signed the agreement which has been welcomed by the United Nations Security Council.[2]

The Juba agreement 2020 raises the prospects of resolving the South Sudanese Conflict that has now raged for almost 7 years. This protracted conflict has killed nearly 400,000 people, displaced 2.24 million people and left 1.3 million children at the risk of acute malnutrition.[3]

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