Category: Op-eds by Luka Biong Deng

PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng: ‘Will IGAD Plus deadline have the same fate of IGAD deadlines?’

The IGAD Plus agreed in its first meeting on a document titled “Proposed Compromise Peace Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan” and resolved to share it with the warring parties and other stakeholders as the basis for the next round of peace talks. Besides this document, IGAD Plus… Read more »

PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng: ‘If Garang were to attend the 4th anniversary of independence!’

July is a special month for the people of South Sudan during which they celebrate their independence as the most important achievement in their political struggle. Also in July, they commemorate together with the marginalized people of Sudan the loss of their Great Leader, Dr John Garang. As 9th of July is approaching, the people… Read more »

PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng: ‘The AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan: justice first or peace? ‘

With the eruption of conflict in December 2013 and the subsequent serious human rights violations committed, the AU Peace and Security Council in its meeting on 30th December 203 at the level of heads of state and government held in Banjul, the Gambia, resolved to establish a Commission to investigate these violated human rights and… Read more »

PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng: ‘What next after the final South Sudan Peace Talks?’

The disappointing outcome of the final round of South Sudan peace talks is not a surprise to the people of South Sudan as they were expecting “no deal” or at best a bad peace. With the failure of IGAD mediation, the real question is what to be done to encourage parties to continue pursuing the… Read more »