A state does not have to be forty years old in order to be considered a failed state and vice versa; it depends on every step the government makes and its impact on the lives of citizens. Believe it or not, the world knows that South Sudan is a failed state but it just can’t let it out because it would paint a bad image on splitting of countries. It would discourage the international community from supporting a marginalized people who would want to be a separate nation. The foreign institutions can fool people but not everyone. They are business entities, remember. You can’t expect them to admit their failures, publicly. Think! I strongly believe that the percentage of those living below poverty line will shoot up soon. No, it has already shot up.