South Sudan - A Country at a Crossroads

As Africa's newest state, South Sudan was meant to be an example of what cooperation between the international community and African political actors could achieve.

According to the African experts interviewed in this sixth episode of the Peacebuilders podcast series, South Sudan's devastating descent into civil conflict has instead transformed the young country into a laboratory for competing security solutions and a humanitarian catastrophe with no clear end.

Internally displaced person camps, like this one in Juba, were established across South Sudan following the eruption of civil war in December 2013.

Soldiers in South Sudan on July 9, 2011, when the Republic of South Sudan officially declared independence from the Republic of Sudan.

Refugees from ongoing conflicts in Sudan’s Blue Nile State gather at a water pump in the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan in April 2012.

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