South Sudan famine is a wake-up call to revive dead peace deal

By Brian Adeba

News that a famine has been declared in South Sudan is yet another stark reminder of the ever evolving nature of war-induced fragility in Africa's newest country. As the world rushes in to feed a starving population it is imperative that we don't lose sight of the root causes of this famine.

The three-year-old war is instrumental in fermenting the conditions that birthed the famine. In fact, it's not a coincidence that the epi-center of the famine is in Unity State, the scene of the heaviest fighting between government troops and the armed opposition since the outbreak of...

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