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What Triggered the Kiir-Machar Rift in South Sudan?

The rift between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former deputy Riek Machar has deep roots that reach back to the period before the nation's creation in 2011. Analysts say a number of factors have contributed to the current tensions that have led to an escalation of violence in South Sudan. If you want to get to the core of the friction between Kiir and Machar, you have to go back at least five years. So says Jok Madut Jok, the head of the Sudd Institution, a South...

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