(UN News Centre) – Visiting conflict-plagued South Sudan, the United Nations envoy on genocide prevention today warned that the African country is at risk of plunging into “an outright ethnic war” and of genocide being committed. “I am dismayed to report that what I have seen and heard here has confirmed my concerns that there is a strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide,” Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, told reporters in Juba, the nation’s capital.