Reuters/Andreea Campeanu - A traditional dancer takes part in celebrations marking the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence, in Juba July 9, 2014.

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South Sudan’s Third Birthday: Tragedy over Joy?

July 9, 2014, Amadou Sy

Today South Sudan celebrates its third year of independence. Yet, continued political conflict and violence overshadow the joy in the region and efforts to unify and heal the young nation grow increasingly crucial, writes Amadou Sy.

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