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UN: Crimes against humanity 'being committed in South Sudan'

30 April 2014 Last updated at 23:24 BST

The UN's Commissioner for Human Rights has warned the crisis in South Sudan is on the verge of catastrophe after a three-day visit to the country.

Navi Pillay said thousands of child soldiers had been recruited on both sides in the conflict - and warned it was vital for the international community to stop the leaders of the country and the rebel forces from blindly dragging their people down a path of self-destruction.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from the South Sudanese capital Juba.

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