When South Sudan became independent 10 years ago, President Salva Kiir promised a new beginning of tolerance, love and unity.
The excitement was soon replaced by civil war, fragile peace deals, and humanitarian crises.
Kiir still leads the nation a decade on. But he’s been locked in a power struggle with the first vice president, Riek Machar.
The country is poorly developed. Millions are still displaced from the civil war, and half the population urgently needs aid.
So, what’s the future for the world’s youngest nation?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Geoffrey Duke – Security analyst and director of the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, a network against armed violence
Nyagoah Tut Pur – South Sudan researcher for Human Rights Watch
James Okuk – Conflict management specialist and senior research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Policy Studies