Episode
July 9, 2013

South Sudan, two years on

What role can the youth play in the world's youngest democracy?
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Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence. (UN Photo/Paul Banks)

After two years of independence, is it progress or paralysis for South Sudan? Economically it suffers as oil continues to fuel conflict with Sudan. Internally, nearly 90 per cent of its people live on less than $1 a day, violence between tribes continues & malnutrition persists. Some have labeled South Sudan a failed state. But can that be changed? With 72 per cent of the population under 30, is it up to the youth to chart the course for their homeland’s future? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Ambassador Akec Khoc
South Sudanese Ambassador to the US
gossmission.org

Mading Ngor @madingngor
Journalist & co-founder of New Sudan Vision
newsudanvision.com

John Penn de Ngong @jonnypenny
Journalist
weakleak.wordpress.com

Azaz Elshami @3ozaz
Human rights activist
girifna.com

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