One of the youngest countries in the world, South Sudan, marks its first year of independence from the north on Monday.
Almost half a century of bloodshed in South Sudan has has also made it one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world.
But, the prospect of peace, which the split with its neighbour was meant to bring about, has been marred by ongoing conflict between the two sides over territory and crucial oil revenues.
Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Juba in South Sudan.
Source: Al Jazeera