The roadmap adopted by African Union (AU) came as a result of the failure of Sudan and South Sudan to reach an agreement on the post-secession issues, which degenerated into war that threatened regional peace and security.
While the main objective of the roadmap is to put the two states on the track of peace, the possible outcomes of the roadmap are less clear. South Sudan is keen to ensure its survival and build the new nation after years of prolonged civil war. But the regime in Khartoum also has an interest in making use of the roadmap to prolong its lifetime in power and reduce chances of regime change.
In fact the road of the negotiations will be rather bumpy as the parties will be calculative, trying to get maximum gains without running the risk of being labeled the bad guy by the international community. While the
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