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South Sudan mired in tribal conflict

Last July, the world's youngest country, South Sudan, peacefully seceded from Sudan. Today, women and children are being killed and thousands of cattle stolen as the new country falls prey to inter-ethnic violence. In December, between 6,000 and 8,000 fighters from one ethnic group attacked another, in a brutal escalation of tit-for-tat attacks.

By Duncan WOODSIDE , Stéphanie Braquehais

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