My Recent Article on the BBC: South Sudan Has not Lived up to the Hype

Posted: June 26, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in PaanLuel Wël

There were great celebrations and high expectations when South Sudan finally seceded from the Sudan on July 9th, 2011. Yet, barely a year into South Sudan’s much-hyped independence, the country has failed miserably to live up to expectations. It has been gripped by both external and internal problems that are threatening to tear it apart in its infancy. Nevertheless, there is hardly any regret among South Sudanese citizens for the 98% overwhelming vote they gave for South Sudan’s independence from Khartoum.

Viewpoint: South Sudan has not lived up to the hype

BBC News
As South Sudan prepares to celebrate the first anniversary of its independence, blogger PaanLuel Wel discusses whether the world’s newest country has lived up to the hopes of a year ago…

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