In 2011, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan after years of bloodshed and civil war. But since gaining that independence, South Sudan has seen its own civil war erupt.
Now, the UN has warned that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities are taking place. Chicagoan Kenneth Elisapana is originally from South Sudan and was active in helping his country gain independence. Today, he runs a development organization in his home village there.
Elisapana joins us to talk about the situation in the world's youngest country and what he hopes the international community will do to stop the bloodshed.