The excitement was soon replaced by a civil war, fragile peace deals, and humanitarian crises.
The country is poorly developed.
Millions are still displaced from the civil war, and half the population urgently need aid.
So what's the future for the world's youngest nation?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Geoffrey Duke - Director, South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms.
Nyagoah Tut Pur- South Sudan researcher Human Rights Watch.
James Okuk - Senior Research Fellow, Center for Strategic and Policy Studies.
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