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South Sudan's New Life as the Wild West

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South Sudan's New Life as the Wild West

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South Sudan's New Life as the Wild West

South Sudan's New Life as the Wild West

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Since a 2005 peace agreement ended Sudan's civil war, Juba, the seat of government in the south, has become a boom town. Buildings are under construction, and investors are flocking to the area as infrastructure and education systems are established.

There is revenue from oil fields in the region. Shelter has become exorbitant: $100 a night for a small tent; $200 a night if you want your own latrine.

The area has elements of the Wild West, but there are still legions of the poor, for whom Juba's new wealth remains elusive.