What is it about?

Historical conflicts, starting with the SPLM formation in 1983, lead to a breach of trust and estrangement in political relationships among the SPLM members. The leaders, still in a state of estrangement and distrust continue to offer leadership. The result is power struggles and ultimately violent conflicts.

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Why is it important?

Findings show that addressing the distrust potentially leads to sustainability conflict solutions

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This article helped me explore the reason the conflict in South Sudan persists. I hope it will be an eye-opener to the relevance of trust-building as a prerequisite for sustainable conflict solutions.

Sam Onapa
University of New England

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This page is a summary of: South Sudan power-sharing agreement R-ARCSS: The same thing expecting different results, African Security Review, April 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2019.1680402.
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