South Sudan just celebrated its first indepedence anniversary, Monday July 9, after it separated from Sudan last year.
Over the period, a lot has happened: Some quarrels with the Sudan over oil, currencies and boundaries. Construction is also booming with new institutions popping up in Juba. On the flipside, rebels and tribal outfits also want a share fo the national cake, complicating the national equation.
There is also the country's on-going public show featuring suspected corruption officials, who recently received letter from President Salva Kiir, has become a major hit.
These, among others, are incidents shaped by the different actors starring in the country's social, political and economic fronts.
As the country celebrated its first anniversary, we put pen to paper and here is the list of what we are calling Africa Review's list of most influential South Sudanese:
President Salva Kiir
Pagan Amum Okiech
Rabecca Nyandeng de Mabior
Dr Riek Machar Teny
James Wani Igga
Dr Lam Akol
Kuol Manyang Juuk
Rebecca Nyandeng Malek
Lt. Gen James Hoth Mai
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