Because of the political leadership in South Sudan’s East African nation’s lack of efforts, the United States no longer wishes to support the peace process there.
- The US stopped support due to a lack of sustained progress on the part of South Sudan’s leaders
- Despite the civil war has officially ended in 2018, Sudan is still ripped apart by brutal violence.
- The actors lacked the “political will” to carry out the essential changes says the US
According to a statement released by the U.S. State Department on Friday, [quotation]due to the lack of sustained progress on the part of South Sudan’s leaders, and following consultation with Congress, the United States is ending support for the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission and the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.[/quotation]
The U.S. would however keep giving the nation humanitarian aid, it was noted.
South Sudan, which recently gained independence from Sudan in 2011, is the youngest state in the world. Despite the civil war has officially ended in 2018, it is still ripped apart by brutal violence.
According to a statement from the State Department, the [quotation]United States laments the failure of South Sudanese leaders to implement the commitments they have made to bring peace to South Sudan.[/quotation]
Washington charged that the actors lacked the “political will” to carry out the essential changes.
The United States will continue to back UNMISS, the UN mission in South Sudan, and give that nation $1 billion in aid for development and humanitarian purposes.
South Sudan is one of the four poorest nations in the world, and it ranks 185th out of 189 on the Human Development Index, according to the United Nations Development Program, or UNDP.