The New York Times published on 23 January 2017 an article titled "Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?" by Jeffrey Gettleman.
The article reports a proposal for some kind of African Union transitional government to replace the existing government in South Sudan. There are other proposals that constitute an international trusteeship led by the United Nations and African Union. Gettleman reports there is strong resistance among the plurality Dinka ethnic group to any such proposal.