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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

By France 24
29 May 2017   |   3:22 pm
For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any crops they come across. Famine is being used as a weapon of war.

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