A UN Commission on South Sudan warned earlier this month that ethnic cleansing is taking place in some parts of the country.

Rebel fighters hold up their rifles as they walk in front of a bushfire in a rebel-controlled territory in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, February 13, 2014.
Rebel fighters hold up their rifles as they walk in front of a bushfire in a rebel-controlled territory in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, February 13, 2014.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has called for the immediate deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force in South Sudan to prevent what it says could be a Rwanda-like genocide.

A UN Commission on South Sudan warned earlier this month that ethnic cleansing is taking place in some parts of the country.

Douglas Johnson is a researcher specialising in South Sudan. He spoke to TRT World.

Source: TRT World