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June 13, 2012 12:00 AM

South Sudan, still in infancy, already a global problem child

The years-long U.S. effort to bring peace to central Africa is foundering as the continent’s newest country proves to be something other than the peace-loving creation that had been hoped for. War seems closer than at any other time since the 2005 peace agreement that U.S. diplomats brokered to end fighting between Sudan’s government in Khartoum and the rebels that became the rulers of South Sudan.

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