Ahead of peace talks, a who’s who in South Sudan’s splintering civil war

Published on 12 April 2018View original

Former army chief Paul Malong’s new group is just the latest in a proliferation of opposition factions

When the third round of talks aimed at revitalising the chances of peace in South Sudan gets underway in Addis Ababa on 26 April, the country’s influential former military chief wants to be at the table.

Paul Malong’s announcement on Tuesday, 11 April, that he was launching a new opposition party added an extra element of uncertainty into the mix ahead of potentially pivotal talks aimed at restoring a permanent ceasefire and reviving a collapsed 2015 peace agreement.

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