Delegations from both sides of South Sudan’s 14-month-old civil war are meeting this week for what international mediators say will be the “final” time.

South Sudan’s warring parties have effectively been given a final warning: cooperate, or go it alone. Barely three and a half years since gaining independence, Africa’s youngest nation has been ripped apart by a long-simmering dispute within the country’s governing party that turned violent in December 2013, plunging it into a civil war which to date, has killed tens of thousands, and displaced upwards of two million. (CONTINUED - 1090 WORDS)