South Sudan Sleeps In, Broke and Hopeless, On Its 6th Birthday

Southern Sudanese wave flags and cheer at the Republic of South Sudan's first national soccer match in the capital of Juba on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The game, played against Kenya, comes just one day after South Sudan declared its independence from the north following decades of costly civil war. Today, South Sudan cannot even afford to send its soccer team to attend regional games in neighboring countries as effects of war take over(AP Photo/Pete Muller)

July 9, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— For two consecutive years, South Sudan would not be celebrating her independence, a day that was jovially and euphorically celebrated six years ago. Despite a devastating war that continues to uproot civilians from their homes in the three regions of South Sudan, President Salva Kiir explained in his privately delivered speech that the country cannot celebrate […]

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