South Sudan: Is Peace Possible?

Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced as a result of the political crisis in South Sudan. Armed conflict continues as peace talks between government and opposition begin in Addis Ababa.

Leading South Sudanese civil society institutions came together in Nairobi to sponsor discussion of the current situation, its historical origins and the prospects for a peaceful resolution. The meeting was organised by the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum ( and supported by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa.

Jok Madut Jok, Co-founder, Sudd Institute
David Deng, Director of Research, South Sudan Law Society
Priscilla Nyagoah, Advocacy Officer, South Sudan Law Society
Leben Moro, Director of External Relations, University of Juba
Don Bosco Malish, Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Rev. James Ninrew, Presbyterian Church of South Sudan
Apuk Ayuel, Task Force on the Engagement of Women

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