Monday, December 23, 2013

SOUTH SUDAN - Unrest in the World's Youngest Country

IMHO:  This is what we can expect from a people who are new to democracy.  Who still have a very long, ingrained, link to tribalism (tribe before the nation) rather than democracy (nation before tribe).

"Political clash in world's youngest country grows into wider South Sudan unrest" PBS Newshour 12/20/2013


JEFFREY BROWN (Newshour):  The political crisis in the world's youngest nation deepened this week, raising fears of all-out civil war.

Foreign nationals began evacuating and the United Nations sought to bolster its force there, after two Indian peacekeepers were killed yesterday.  On Wednesday, President Obama ordered 45 American troops to reinforce U.S. Embassy security in Juba, the capital.

South Sudan broke off from Sudan in mid-2011.  This conflict began as a power struggle between the country's president, Salva Kiir, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, whom he fired earlier this year.

They represent rival ethnic groups.  Kiir is Dinka.  Machar is Nuer.  And some say that's fueling the violence.

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