Articles (Opinion/Analysis)

South Sudan Transitional Period Extension Talks: What Matters?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 2nd August 2022

As the term of the Transitional Period established under the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) nears expiration, obvious matters that the current intensified discussions around these topics and related issues need to focus on include:

1- That it would be wrong to narrow the matters simply to the Presidency as the Parties to the R-ARCSS are more than that.

2- Even in light of all processes going on about peace, justice, institutions, laws and democratic transformation in South Sudan with several stakeholders, matters of possible extension involve lessons for improvement from the past and recent processes that are already mostly public are traceable.

3- These also do involve significance of the R-ARCSS, owing to what that process and progress made involve; while also giving room for improvement through the R-ARCSS, other processes going on, as well as legitimate and right approaches that can be pursued.

4- That the Parties to the R-ARCSS have agreed to extend the Transitional Period by 24 Months; that calls for extension by a shorter-period are there; while issues of funds (suspension and pledges for support) are there.

So, as the term of the Transitional Period established under the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) nears expiration, obvious matters that the current intensified discussions around these topics and related issues need to focus on include the above.

Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, a South Sudanese journalist is the Author of the Book Freedom of Expression and Media Laws in South Sudan, and Producer and Host of The Weekly Review: Making Sense of Relevant Topics and News. ROGERYORONMODI.COM is his website for more about his work on related topics of peace, justice and democratic transformation.


 

 

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