Logistical woes beset S Sudan

Infrastructural challenges to test world's newest nation's mettle as countdown to independence begins.

    As the world welcomes its newest nation, global attention turns to Southern Sudan whose lack of infrastructure makes it almost completely dependent on the north for supplies.

    With little less than a week before south Sudan declares its independence, good economic relations with the north will be vital if it is to succeed. But some government officials in the south accuse their counterparts in Khartoum of trying to sabotage its fledgling economy.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Bentiu, where something as simple as a road closure can have a major impact on national trade.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.