Dwindling but surviving: South Sudan and external involvement in the current crisis
Publication Type: Article
Publisher: Review of African Political Economy, 2014.
In January 2005, the signing of the Compre- hensive Peace Agreement (CPA) formally ended Sudan’s longest running insurgency. By providing a legal framework for the secession of South Sudan, its implemen- tation paved the way for the partition of the country. The completion of the CPA led to South Sudan’s independence in July 2011 and annulled Sudan’s legal authority over its southern territory. However, the process also brought about widely expressed concerns about the viability of South Sudan as an independent state.