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South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

JUBA: South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theatre, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war. South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011 but descended into war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar, unleashing a conflict that has spawned armed factions often along ethnic lines. Supporters on both sides, many of whom reside outside of the country due to the conflict, have taken the hostilities…