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On the Line: South Sudani
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January 17, 2014 3:00 AM
In the last one month of fighting in South Sudan, the International Crisis Group estimates the death toll to be close to 10 thousand. The UN estimates people displaced from their homes to be over 350-thousand. Our guests will explain how it all started, why is it so volatile, and where is it headed.

On the Line: South Sudan

Published January 16, 2014

In the last one month of fighting in South Sudan, the International Crisis Group estimates the death toll to be close to 10 thousand. The UN estimates people displaced from their homes to be over 350-thousand. Our guests will explain how it all started, why is it so volatile, and where is it headed.

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