With revenge and ethnically motivated attacks escalating, South Sudan risks turning into a failed state, experts say.
South Sudan is rich in oil, but infrastructure challenges and rising violence could undermine economic hopes for a troubled region, Graeber writes. The country gained independence in 2011, but border issues, ethnic fighting and disputes over oil have led to violence in South Sudan.
An attack on the UN compound in Akobo, South Sudan, killed two Indian peacekeepers and prompted the UN to send helicopters to evacuate staff.
An estimated 500 people have been killed since fighting within the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) army broke out over the weekend in what the government calls an attempted coup.
President Kiir called the fighting an 'attempted coup' in the world's newest nation.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir sacked his vice president and all of his ministers Tuesday – an unexpected move from a man who's built his career on compromise.