Many fear South Sudan may return to conflict, say UN experts

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Many political leaders and civilians in South Sudan are “deeply skeptical” a 2018 peace agreement can deliver stability to the world’s newest nation and worry it may be heading back into conflict, UN experts said in a report circulated Monday. The experts pointed to political disputes between former rivals now leading the government – President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar – that have gridlocked much of the peace deal they signed more than three and a half years ago. Since January, people in communities around Leer, South Sudan, have been caught up in a spiraling conflict. Peaceke…

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