Can International Pressure Keep South Sudan’s Peace Deal From Unraveling?

Can International Pressure Keep South Sudan’s Peace Deal From Unraveling?
Opposition leader Riek Machar, left, greets South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, in Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019 (AP photo by Sam Mednick).

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South Sudan’s peace deal showed signs of faltering this week ahead of a November implementation deadline.

With key provisions unmet, including an agreement on the boundaries of the country’s states, opposition leader Riek Machar is now threatening to boycott the unity government that is the centerpiece of the deal. Rights groups are also faulting the signatories for failing to set up a tribunal to consider wartime atrocities.

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