South Sudan Peace Deal Can Work – if Leaders Can Cooperate

South Sudanese leaders have once again agreed to end the country’s five-year civil war and work towards peace.

The deal, signed by President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Macahr, agreed to end hostilities and to work together in a transitional government scheduled to last for three years. As part of the deal, Machar will return as vice president.

The document signed by the leaders says the president will collaborate, but will have duties and powers in accordance with a 2015 peace deal. The agreement allows the president to consult with people like Machar, but final decisions rest with Kiir.

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Sister Anne Wandia wakes up every morning with a single purpose and mission – to give displaced families of the Wau refugee camps a chance to start again.

Torn from homes, villages, and peaceful agrarian lives, thousands have fled to the Wau refugee camps through the years, when violence or disaster swept through their communities without warning.