Norway's Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Store
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Norway urges South Sudan transparency

South Sudan is set to become the world's newest country on Saturday, when it declares independence.

However, it faces huge challenges, with 85% illiteracy, poor health, security and a huge need for aid after more than two decades of war.

Norway, along with the US and the UK, has traditionally been one of South Sudan's biggest backers.

BBC Africa's Hassan Arouni asks Norway's Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Store whether independence will change their relationship.

  • 05 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa