Now We Are Zero: South Sudanese chiefs and elders discuss their roles in peace and conflict

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In April 2016, seventeen chiefs from different parts of South Sudan gathered in Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village, in Eastern Equatoria, to discuss the role of customary authority in governance—past and present—and their own contribution to peacemaking and a future political transition. The Chiefs’ meeting at Kuron was the first time that traditional leaders from areas on opposing sides of the conflict had met in South Sudan since 2013. This report draws on a transcript of the discussions at Kuron to record the words of the chiefs on a number of these subjects.

 

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