The numerous opposition groups battling to unseat President Salva Kiir lack a shared agenda and common approach.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10 000. It's now backtracked on the decision
The United Nations Security Council needs to beef up its mandate, troops and equipment.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has always operated under a “protection of civilians” mandate but its performance has been disappointing.