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How much change has independence brought South Sudan?

26 December 2011 Last updated at 13:12 GMT

South Sudan has been independent from North Sudan for just under six months, following decades of civil war.

The new country is one of the least developed places on earth, despite having huge oil reserves.

James Copnall travelled to the capital, Juba, to find out how much change independence has brought to the lives of its citizens.