Here's Why The New South Sudan Peace Deal Could Work
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed another peace treaty with a rebel leader in hopes of cooling tensions and establishing a new government.By Mari Jo Valero | August 26, 2015
The president of South Sudan and a rebel leader signed a peace treaty Wednesday after a two-year struggle. This is at least the eighth attempt to bring peace to the world's youngest country. So what's different this time?
For one, international pressure. The U.S. and U.N. had threatened sanctions against South Sudan if the two sides failed to sign the agreement. (Video via C-SPAN)
"Those leaders are incapable of creating the peace that is required," President Obama said.