If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it's time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.
There’s still hope South Sudan can avoid becoming a full failed state. This will require radical changes in Juba's mindset and bolder action from regional and international players.
The world needs to take urgent steps to stop the threat of mass massacres in South Sudan with tough measures that must include direct legal and financial sanctions against the main protagonists.
If fighting continues and controversial policies are not reversed, it's only a matter of time before full scale fighting breaks out again in South Sudan.