July 2, 2014

The World's Youngest State Faces Failure

Bartholomaus Grill, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

It was only three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart amid reports of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. At the heart of the conflict is oil and corruption.

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