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South Sudan and the USA

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First broadcast:
Monday 26 November 2012

South Sudan achieved nationhood last year when it split from the north. It has abundant resources, including oil. But prosperity does not come overnight. What's holding the country back? Mike Wooldridge tries to find out at a meeting with the governor of the state of Jonglei, Kuol Manyang Juuk Chau.

The United States is often termed the land of opportunity. But is it still? Owen Bennet Jones meets the descendants of the immigrants who came and made their fortune but are now struggling.

Pascale Harter presents.

(Image: The American flag. Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)


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