Full stalls, empty markets as South Sudan's economy crumbles

A man sells credit cards for phones and charges phone batteries in Juba, South Sudan. Prices of essential items have rocketed over civil war since December 2013. AFP PHOTO | CHARLES ATIKI

What you need to know:

  • The influx of subsidised food was supposed to help relieve pressure on prices, but the effect was limited.
  • In South Sudan, 85 per cent of the working population is self-employed.



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