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President Salva Kiir (R) and former rival Riek Machar (L). Giving peace another shot, but their past records are not inspiring many. (Photo/UNMISS).

South Sudan War Enters 6th Year, With A Tragic Count Of 40,000 People Dead And 4.5 Million Displaced

As the war enters its sixth year only the most optimistic of observers is voicing much hope that the revitalised peace agreement.


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Destruction is evident in Malakal, once South Sudan's second city but now largely deserted. (Photo/Stefanie Glinski/IRIN)

Africa’s Worst Crisis In 24 Years: Ahead Of Peace Talks, A Who’s Who In South Sudan’s Splintering Civil War

More than 4 million people, one third of the population, have fled their homes since South Sudans brutal war began in December 2013


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Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir: out of step and at war. (Photo/UNMISS).

A Grim Anniversary: South Sudan’s Unending War Is A Horror Show Like Few Others

7.6 million people need assistance for their day-to-day survival; 2.1 million have fled as refugees in neighbouring states; 1.9 million are displaced within South Sudan; 4.8 million are severely food insecure.


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The music is no longer playing in South Sudan. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

About Jaw-Jaw And War War In Long-Suffering South Sudan

Although the big tent worked in the early days of independence when President Salva Kiir could buy off opponents, it is now failing, as the economy flat-lines.


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The endless formation of rebel groups will be a new but continuous source of instability in a country where escalating violence has already uprooted an estimated 3 million people. (Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam)

The Shape-Shifting Conflict In South Sudan: You Never Know Who Your Next Enemy Will Be

While there is an increasing and diverse opposition to President Salva Kiir, these groups lack a shared agenda and common approach. There is no group that promises a unified future for South Sudan.