South Sudan

In South Sudan little progress has been made in forging a sustainable peace since the formation in early 2020 of a national unity government between factions loyal to President Salva Kiir and longtime adversary Riek Machar, who fought a brutal six-year civil war. Major provisions of the peace deal await implementation, with unification of former… Read more »


Patterns of instability and conflict long affecting Somalia continue in 2021, with the war against al-Shabaab militants now spanning over 15 years. Government forces backed by United States (US) drone strikes and special forces, African Union (AU) personnel and other regional allies have been largely unsuccessful in preventing deadly al-Shabaab attacks on civilians, security forces… Read more »