Archive | December, 2013

South Sudan’s Weak Democracy Suffers a Serious Injury

South Sudan President Salva Kiir reports there was an attempted coup on Sunday night in Juba, the capital city. Despite government assurances to the contrary, violence is ongoing and has now spread beyond the capital. According to the latest news reports, more than 60 soldiers have been killed and thousands of citizens of civilians have […]

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The M23 insurgency is over. Will 2014 finally bring peace to the Congo?

A Peace Agreement by any other name After months of on-again off-again negotiations, on December 12 the Government of the DR Congo and the M23 rebel group agreed to the terms of peace. This time it is real. The M23 had already surrendered on November 5 and declared an end to their rebellion. In March, […]

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