This Country's Fifth Independence Day Celebration Is A Budget Cut
South Sudan is on the brink of celebrating its fifth Independence Day, but there won't be any federally funded celebrations.By Melissa Prax | July 2, 2016
South Sudan is broke, so it's canceling its independence day celebrations.
South Sudan only became a country in 2011 — the newest in the world.
Its independence day is July 9. But the country's information minister said it would cost the government millions in South Sudanese pounds to celebrate — money that could be better put toward the country's reeling economy.