"We fail but we don't give up" on peace for South Sudan

Festus Mogae gives an interview to Radio Miraya and UNMISS video team in Juba. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The international community may have failed to broker a lasting peace in South Sudan, but it is "not prepared to give up."

That's the passionate view of former Botswanan President, Festus Mogae, who is Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission for South Sudan (JMEC).

JMEC works closely with the UN and is made up of key South Sudanese stakeholders, African member states and the African Union to monitor the implementation of last year's peace agreement.

Following July's fighting around the capital between government forces and opposition fighters from the so-called SPLA-IO, it moved operations, but returned to Juba on 3 September.

Gabriel Shadar asked Mr Mogae why inter-communal violence was continuing with such devastating consequences for civilians in areas of South Sudan, including the Upper Nile and Equatoria States.

Duration: 2’02″

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