Renewed clashes in Upper Nile state, responsible for 100% of South Sudan’s current oil output, are threatening to plunge the country even deeper into crisis.

Ravaged by more than nine months of an ethnically-fueled civil war, South Sudan is a country on the verge of collapse. Three years on from its independence, Africa’s newest nation finds itself in political and economic limbo, and as a result, largely unable to provide even the most basic of services to the majority of its people. (CONTINUED - 1855 WORDS)