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International Funding Needed to Rescue South Sudan's Economy

Two and a half years of civil war have destroyed South Sudan’s economy. The country's leaders now say they need urgent international support to rebuild the country and restore peace. When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, its oil wealth made its government one of the richest in East Africa. But now, after more than two years of war, it is among the poorest. Fighting has cut oil production in half, while crude prices worldwide have collapsed. The South Sudanese pound has lost...

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