South Sudan Power Sharing Agreement and Intricate Realities: Conceptual and Critical Reflections

Power sharing agreements has been a tool for peace-making in Africa for many years. In recent times, such settlements ended the post-election violence in Kenya (2007/2008) and Zimbabwe (2008/2009). This article will examine the theoretical underpinnings of power sharing in divided societies and democracies, and will critically examine the recent power sharing agreement signed on September 12, 2018 to end civil war in South Sudan considering the inherent limitations of the strategy in conflict management, and its past failures elsewhere in Africa.