Conflict in South Sudan

By The Center of Research Training and Publication  (CRTP)

The conflict level for South Sudan in 2023 is at 2.8 (2.774076). This shows that South Sudan is experiencing confrontational level of conflict. The prevalent conflicts in South Sudan were identified as cattle rustling, political violence, domestic violence and armed robbery. The CMT-2023 also noted that climate change effects and specific economic causes were the most prominent conflict drivers in South Sudan while political and economic marginalization, the availability of weapons, and the presence of armed groups were considered as significant drivers of conflict in South Sudan. With regards to the actors, CMT-2023 data highlights the complex web of actors involved in conflicts in South Sudan, with political leaders and government security forces perceived as the most responsible actors. Armed militia groups, community leaders, and cultural leaders also play significant roles, while the responsibility of religious leaders, clan elders, and multinational corporations are seen as relatively less prominent. The challenges to resolving the conflicts in South Sudan includes the lack of consensus among peace actors, a reformed judicial system, historical grievances, and a fragile government. While other challenges like climate change, corruption, and political incitements are recognized, they may not be perceived as the most critical impediments to peace. These perceptions highlight the multifaceted nature of conflict resolution efforts in South Sudan.

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JUBA, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Fighting between local groups in western South Sudan has killed at least 26 people, officials said on Tuesday, as the country’s president and vice president called for an end to rising inter-communal violence.
More than 150 people have been killed since last week in separate conflicts that have pitted armed youths from Warrap State against rivals from the neighbouring Lakes and Western Bar El Ghazal states, and Abyei, an administrative area that is jointly run by South Sudan and Sudan.