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A Grim Independence Day in Conflict-Ridden South Sudan

South Sudan is marking its fourth independence anniversary Thursday, but there is little to celebrate as citizens suffer from an ongoing civil conflict and a deepening humanitarian crisis. The international community has laid the blame on the country’s rival political leaders.   South Sudanese civilians have paid the greatest cost for the war that began in December 2013 when a political fallout between President Salva Kiir and his rival, former Vice President Riek Machar, spiraled...

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