The civil war in South Sudan, characterized by ongoing violence and broken ceasefires, is, for the moment, paused by a tenuous peace agreement. To make it stick, the need for regional mediation and international pressure is greater than ever. In this policy brief, Southern Voices Network Scholar Getachew Zeru Gebrekidan, examines the key role IGAD--a regional group composed of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda--has played in the peace process and recommends greater coordination between IGAD, the U.S., and other key international stakeholders and deeper engagement in the peace process.
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Across the continent of Africa, the impressive economic growth record of ‘authoritarian modernization’1 states such as Rwanda and Ethiopia has reignited the debate about which system of political innovation best achieves development for Africa’s future.
The rise of violence and armed conflicts following elections in some African countries has ignited a hotly contested debate on the correlation between elections and peace. This debate is part of a larger scholarly debate on democracy and peace.