Translate page with Google

Story Publication logo January 8, 2010

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and its aftermath


Media file: 270.jpg

Gabriel Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol, Southern Sudanese "Lost Boys" in the U.S., were forced...

author #1 image author #2 image
Multiple Authors

Jen Marlowe, for the Pulitzer Center

Tomorrow is the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, ending the longest-running civil war in Africa, a conflict that killed two million people and displaced four million other. Most of the commentary we hear about the peace agreement comes from Western analysts, people who have been studying and/or working in the Sudan for years. I believe it is also vital to hear the voices of those for whom peace and war in Sudan has the greatest impact—Southern Sudanese themselves.

In the segment below, filmed between 2007-2009, Southern Sudanese share their perspectives on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and its aftermath. What progress has been made and what have the flashpoints been? Is Sudan on a tenuous path towards peace, and stability, or has the peace agreement fragmented to the point where a return to civil war is inevitable?

Find out more about Jen Marlowe's documentary, Rebuilding Hope


pink halftone illustration of a hand underneath a floating feather


Peace Initiatives

Peace Initiatives

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues