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South Sudanese Leaders Should Use Vatican Visit to Recommit to Justice

Expand Pope Francis meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. © 2019 Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo This week, South Sudan’s leaders – President Salva Kiir, his former vice president Riek Machar, and other signatories to the 2018 peace agreement – will visit the Vatican for a two-day “spiritual retreat.” The visit should provide an opportunity to build trust between the previously warring parties, but it is also a chance for the leaders to publicly recommit to human rights and the long overdue, AU Hybrid Court that would…

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