Spotlight: D+180: A balance of accounts on the implementation of the peace accord
This Spotlight provides a balance of accounts on a few of the key initiatives within each of the five points of the final peace accord signed on November 24, 2016. The first six months of implementing the peace accords has seen both tremendous advances and significant obstacles. The politics of implementation, while surprising to none, have nonetheless created worrying delays and resulted in a prevailing climate of mistrust and uncertainty among various actors, exacerbated by the recent Constitutional Court decision to strike down key elements of the fast track mechanism. Despite this lack of concertation, key actors on all sides continue to show commitment and political will in implementing the accords.