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Missed Opportunity in South Sudan

On the eve of the International Day of Non-Violence, I find myself ruminating on the latter part of the convention which states the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence." Just before South Sudan gained its independence in 2011, I embarked on two trips there. Those visits are at the forefront of my mind. Those weeks and months were a demarcation point where promise became missed opportunity.
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