Essay on America 's Longest Running Civil War

1492 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
In 1983, after a decade-long silence in the countries extensive civil war among north and South Sudan, conflict broke out again (CARE, 2016). In 2005, a long awaited comprehensive peace agreement was signed, ending Africa’s longest-running civil war. This therefore led to the historic vote with over 98 percent of the South Sudanese population voting to separate from Sudan therefore creating the Republic of South Sudan an independent state on the 9th of July 2011 (BBC, 2011). Independence however has not brought peace any of the 10 states (UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016). Violence continues to overwhelm members of the Sudanese public. In 2012, Sudan and Abyei the oil ruch nation being fighting causing the Heglig Crisis as well as a civil outbreak in 2013 involving President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and Vice-President Riek Machar (BBC, 2011). Over 2.2 million people were displacedover this political civil outbreak as well as famine ravising the lives of thousands (BBC, 2011). Western and Central Equatoria have started fighting causing the cominuous struggle of inter-communal violence and cattle raiding (UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016). In Lakes State, there is an average of 60 deaths per month (UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016). This is influenced by the lack of justice and the rule of law to respond. Justice is the fair and equal distribution of benfits, burdens, and juties among members…

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