Sudan is at a crossroads. After the referendum, the country can face one of the first partitions of an African state since the colonial era.

Waging Peace in Sudan shows how the longest civil war in Africa was finally brought to an end. The agreement between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and Army (SPLM/A) was achieved with the intense engagement of the ‘Troika’ of the U.S., U.K., and Norway.

Norwegian Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson had unique access to the parties and played an instrumental role in the negotiations. As former Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, says in the Foreword of the book, Hilde stands out for her tireless efforts to help bring the protagonists together.

Waging Peace in Sudan describes this process from a unique, insider perspective. As Sudan faces the most decisive period in its history, this book is indispensable reading.

Hilde Frafjord Johnson played a pivotal role in the achievement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan (2005), and served as Norwegian Development Minister, 1997–2000 and 2001–2005. She is currently Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.

This book is partly funded by CMI though the project Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro Macro Issues