UN Adviser Warns of Looming ‘Genocide’ in South Sudan

kiir-vs-macharA United Nations (UN) adviser has warned of a looming genocide in South Sudan.

Speaking on Friday to media reporters in South Sudan’s capital Juba, Adama Dieng warned of escalating conflicts and embroiled civil war that has divided the country into ethnic lines.

South Sudan the world’s youngest nation was formed in 2011 and peace is yet to be realized.

Internal violence has been witnessed severally has claimed tens of thousands of lives and forced more than a million people to flee to the neighbouring countries.

An attempt to unite the two main warring factions in a transitional government collapsed earlier this year after the First Vice President Riek Machar, a former rebel leader abandoned Juba.

Forces loyal to him resumed fighting against forces of President Salva Kiir’s government.

In August 2015, a peace deal signed by the two leaders has done little to reduce the fighting and tribal and tribal tensions continue to worsen the situation.

The First Vice President Riek Machar, has since been replaced by Taban Deng Gai as the First Vice President.

Media reports indicates there is still room to fend off further escalation of the witnessed ethnically fueled tension with conflict in almost all over the country being reported.

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