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Government decides not to celebrate, but to observe

Waakhe Simon
South Sudan announced that it will not celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the country’s independence from Sudan due to the severe economic crisis.
1.07.2016  |  Juba, South Sudan
Independence Day celebrations in Juba on July 9, 2014. (photo: The Niles | Samir Bol)
Independence Day celebrations in Juba on July 9, 2014. (photo: The Niles | Samir Bol)

Information Minister Michael Makuei announced the cancellation of this year’s national independence celebrations on June 28, in Juba, saying the government wants to minimise unnecessary spending.

Waakhe Simon Wudu reports from Juba:

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