December 27, 2013

Who Can Halt the Crisis in South Sudan?

Alex Vines, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The world's youngest state is heading towards civil war, but there's little that outsiders can do.

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TAGGED: Sudan, Juba, South Sudan, Africa


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