South Sudan Cancels Independence Day Celebration
Addressing the nation, President Salva Kiir said the government feels it is inappropriate to spend funds on celebrations while people are suffering, with many "unable to afford even one meal per day" .
A scene from a political rally addressed by President Salva Kiir of South Sudan in March 2015 (file photo).
South Sudan: Independence - Nothing to Celebrate in 2017
ISS, 7 July 2017
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UN News, 8 July 2017
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Govt of SA, 9 July 2017
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