South Sudan

South Sudan struggles to live up to the hopes of six years ago
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Politics and Society South Sudan struggles to live up to the hopes of six years ago

After years of struggle, South Sudan finally gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011, and Africa’s longest-running civil war came to an end. But several years of conflict have resulted in a collapsing economy and undermined agriculture, leaving 1 million people on the verge of starvation. Will the world’s newest country ever get any better? asks Linus Unah.