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The world's newest country is landlocked with a dismal economic future following its oil industry shut down, but it's hoping that the airline will quickly create jobs and bring resources for a brighter future.

The world’s newest nation South Sudan is looking for an international company to help run its nascent national airline in a public-private partnership and hopes to choose a firm after about a month, a senior transport official said.

South Sudan split from Sudan over a year ago after decades of civil war that left the new nation with almost no industry or infrastructure outside of the oil sector.

The former rebels running the country are eager to bring in foreign investment to help develop the economy, but have struggled because of issues including instability, inflation, corruption and a lack of infrastructure and laws.

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