South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is too poor to celebrate its independence day

south-sudan-rtnews4s5f45f4sSouth Sudan declared independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, after a bloody civil war with Sudan’s ethnically Arab north that had lasted decades. In a referendum that year, almost 99 per cent of voters cast their votes for independence, and much of the international community swiftly recognized the fledgling nation.