The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.
Omar al-Bashir may be gone but Sudan still has a way to go before it enjoys a functioning democracy.
Africa's youngest state has a long way to go before it can put conflict behind it for good.
Despite the dismantling of Sudan's ruling party, the country's autocratic leanings still pose a threat to democracy.
South Sudan has had many opportunities to create a lasting peace but so far all efforts have been unsuccessful.