Unhappy Anniversary, South SudanFrom NPR News

 When South Sudan gained indepence the climate was joyful. But now the people are running away from their homes the country that they had so much hope for. 

When it gained independence in 2011, South Sudan was one of the poorest countries in the world. It had almost no paved roads. Most of the population survived from subsistence farming. Schools were in shambles. The only significant source of cash was its oil wells, which were producing billions of dollars worth of crude. But the oil revenues quickly became a prize to fight over.


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