Rajiv Weeraratne

South Sudan Is About to Become the Fastest Growing Country on Earth

In Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan. A storm was nearing. Bentiu is the capital of Unity State, an oil-rich but otherwise underdeveloped region in the Republic of South Sudan. Having gained independence from Sudan in 2012, it remains the youngest country on Earth. International energy companies are pouring in. Next year, they expect the economy will grow by more than one-third. (See here, for example.)



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