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Regional states will influence South Sudan’s conflict

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Significance

The announcement comes as security deteriorates, evidenced by the flow of refugees into Uganda, estimated at over 795,000 people. After a year of renewed fighting, South Sudan is shaping regional politics and relations.

Impacts

  • A proliferation of armed groups will complicate the prospects for halting hostilities.
  • The economy will fail to improve significantly amid insecurity.
  • Declining US interest in the conflict opens opportunities for regional states to increase their influence.
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