South Sudan’s violent conflict has taken its toll on citizens. Peace seems distant.

Statue of Dr. John Garang, in Juba city, who’s widely considered the most influential person in the history of South Sudan. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 18 Mar 2015

A seemingly misunderstanding within South Sudan’s ruling party, SPLA, turned into violent conflict that quickly spread to most parts of the country. While relative calm has retuned in some parts of the country, spontaneous attacks on the population is a common phenomenon. Amid the current situation, efforts of attaining total peace happen at different levels.

Third round of talks is expected to take place, in Addis Ababa, on 26 April. These talks are meant to revitalize the chances of South Sudan’s peace.

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