Basketball hoop in Juba, South Sudan
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World's newest nation South Sudan rejoices in basketball

One year after South Sudan gained its independence the country is still beset by problems. But basketball is proving to be a great way to bring people together and give a cause for pride and celebration.

As the BBC's James Copnall found when he went to a match in Juba, many young men dream of following in the giant footsteps of the great Luol Deng who left South Sudan to find stardom with the Chicago Bulls in the American NBA.

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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