This piece is by Valentino Achak Deng, Co-founder, Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. The views expressed are those of the author and are not intended to represent those of World Affairs. Deng will speak at World Affairs on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation. Tragically, the euphoria of liberation following our independence in 2011 was soon undermined by deep-seated political, ethnic and geographical tensions. For the past three years, this power struggle has played out as a full-scale civil war in the country, leaving citizens worse off than they were a decade ago.
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