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South Sudan: the stillborn state

The creation of South Sudan has brought war not peace—those who would divide Syria should take note

By James Harkin   September 2016

A picture taken on February 18, 2016 shows members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) looking on in Juba, as they begin withdrawing from the city in accordance with the terms of a peace agreement signed between the government and the opposition in August 2015. Artillery units and commandos units have redeployed out of Juba, with the rest of the units will due to withdraw starting February 19. / AFP / SAMIR BOL (Photo credit should read SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture taken on February 18, 2016 shows members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) looking on in Juba, as they begin withdrawing from the city in accordance with the terms of a peace agreement signed between the government and the opposition in August 2015. Artillery units and commandos units have redeployed out of Juba, with the rest of the units will due to withdraw starting February 19. / AFP / SAMIR BOL (Photo credit should read SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images) Soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)…

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