South Sudan marks 10th independence anniversary amid hope, uncertainties

South Sudan President Salva Kiir 

South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaks during a press conference at the State House in Juba, South Sudan, on July 9, 2021.

Photo credit: Louis Gume | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Over the past decade, the oil-rich country has been mired in a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people, corruption and a deteriorating humanitarian crisis.



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