January 6, 2014

A divided South Sudan

What is the outlook for the world's newest nation?

An armed man, left, walks as displaced people who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP/BEN CURTIS)

Is the world’s youngest nation on the brink of civil war? Clashes erupted in South Sudan mid-December after months of ethnic tension and a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and ousted Vice President Riek Machar. So far, at least 1,000 have been killed, close to 200,000 displaced and a humanitarian crisis is looming. Peace talks are underway in Ethiopia, and while both sides have agreed in principle to a ceasefire, fighting continues. What lies ahead for South Sudan? Join us at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Choul Laam 
Sudan People's Liberation Movement
Mading Ngor @madingngor
Ateny Wek Ateny @AtenyWekAteny
Press secretary, President Salva Kiir
Eric Reeves @sudanreeves
Sudan analyst
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