South Sudan tops 2014 fragile state index
The world's newest country, South Sudan, has come top of the list of fragile states in this year's index released by the US-based Fund for Peace.
Somalia - which came top for the past six years - fell to second place, followed by CAR, DR Congo, Sudan and Chad.
The co-director of the Fragile States Index, JJ Messner, said South Sudan's problems were chronic instability, fractured leadership and the growing ethnic nature of the violence in the country.
26 Jun 2014