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A decade of independence

The youngest nation

16 July 2021
Ten years after gaining its independence from neighbouring Sudan on 9 July 2011, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, still struggles to forge ahead, held together by a fragile peace deal. The country plunged into civil war only two years after the referendum for independence. A peace deal was reached but another round of conflict broke out again in 2016 before a second peace deal — the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (r­arcss) of 2018 ...

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