Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?

By Jeffrey Gettleman

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 23, 2017— Tens of thousands of civilians dead, countless children on the verge of starvation, millions of dollars stolen by officials, oil wells blown up, food aidhijacked and as many as 70 percentof women sheltering in camps raped— mostly by the nation’s soldiers and police officers.

Genocide is beginning to look inevitable, but no country has the appetite to spearhead a meaningful intervention. As international frustrations and worries grow, some momentum is growing for a proposal for outside powers to take over South Sudan and run it as a trusteeship until things calm down.

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