From Sudan to South Sudan: IGAD and the role of regional mediation in Africa

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"Irit Back's book From Sudan to South Sudan: IGAD and the Role of Regional Mediation in Africa comprehensively analyses the full achievements, shortcomings, and implications of IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) mediation efforts in Sudan and South Sudan. IGAD's active mediation was a primary force behind the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the south and the north that eventually resulted in South Sudan's declaration of independence in 2011. The euphoria of this historic achievement was, however, almost immediately overshadowed by internal strife, which has, since 2013, escalated to a large-scale conflict in the new-born nation that demanded IGAD's renewed mediation efforts. The book offers readers new insights and perspectives to apply when seeking to develop a more balanced understanding of Africa's contemporary conflicts and the efforts to resolve them. More specifically, the book will also help readers to better comprehend the potential role of regional mediation in East Africa, a region with a turbulent history in the post-Cold War era"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden ; Boston
Number of pages150
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-42532-3
ISBN (Print)9789004409255
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAfrican Social Studies Series
ISSN (Print)1568-1203

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  • Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, Sudan People's Liberation Army -- (2005)
  • Peace-building -- South Sudan
  • Peace-building -- Sudan
  • South Sudan -- History -- 21st century
  • Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Peace
  • IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development)
  • Inter-governmental Authority on Development
  • Autorité intergouvernementale pour le développement


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