Unity State in the north of the Republic of South Sudan is rich in oil reserves - meaning, of course, that it should also be a driver of growth.
Meet Nyandeng Malek Dielic, the only female governor in the Republic of South Sudan.
When Osman Abdelmoniem first arrived in Juba in 2005, there was one tarred road and a tent in a camp cost him $350 a night.
In the International Bank Building overlooking Juba's remarkably active airport, we meet with a journalist named Clement Lochio Lomornana.
Richard Poplak and Kevin Bloom are in South Sudan this week. Their first stop: Juba, a capital coming into its own.
We're Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak, and for the last two years we've been traversing Africa, attempting to uncover the forces that are reshaping it.