Why do so many peace agreements fail? The treaty between Sudan and South Sudan is a good case study.
Hilde Frafjord Johnson, former Special Representative of the UN General Secretary in Sudan, tells the story in her book, Den vanskelige freden. She provides an insight into the peace process
to end Africa's longest civil war, which ended with a peace agreement between Sudan and the liberation movement in South Sudan (SPLM) in 2005.
Johnson hopes that her book will contribute to the debate about the role both of the international community and of the UN in the task of creating and maintaining peace.
'Hilde Frafjord Johnson deserves praise for writing what is now the third instalment describing her experiences in South Sudan, with important information about a vulnerable state which is struggling to survive. She gives many heart-breaking glimpses of life in South Sudan where people have been waiting a long time for new leadership.'
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