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Nations Move to Recognize South Sudan

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nations are moving quickly to recognize South Sudan, which became the world’s newest independent country on Saturday. A Sudanese newspaper reports that at least 15 countries have recognized South Sudan so far, including major world powers such as the United States, Britain, Russia and China. U.S. President Barack Obama was among the first to extend […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The world has its newest nation – South Sudan, which celebrated its independence with ceremony in its capital, Juba, on Saturday. A crowd of several hundred thousand roared when soldiers raised the new South Sudan flag and lowered the flag of the north. Attendees also heard a formal declaration of independence and good wishes from […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The world has its newest nation – South Sudan, which celebrated its independence with ceremony in its capital, Juba, on Saturday. A crowd of several hundred thousand roared when soldiers raised the new South Sudan flag and lowered the flag of the north. Attendees also heard a formal declaration of independence and good wishes from […]

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Obama ‘Proud’ to Recognize South Sudan

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally recognized the Republic of South Sudan on its independence day. President Barack Obama said in a statement Saturday that he is “proud” to extend diplomatic recognition. He said South Sudan’s newly declared independence is a “historic achievement” that shows, in his words, “the light of a new dawn is possible” […]

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Obama ‘Proud’ to Recognize South Sudan

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally recognized the Republic of South Sudan on its independence day. President Barack Obama said in a statement Saturday that he is “proud” to extend diplomatic recognition. He said South Sudan’s newly declared independence is a “historic achievement” that shows, in his words, “the light of a new dawn is possible” […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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The new nation of South Sudan has formally declared its independence. Speaker of parliament James Wani Igga read the official declaration Saturday in front of hundreds of thousands gathered for ceremonies in the capital, Juba. The crowd roared as soldiers raised the new Southern Sudanese flag and lowered the flag of the north. President Salva […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The new nation of South Sudan has formally declared its independence. Speaker of parliament James Wani Igga read the official declaration Saturday in front of hundreds of thousands gathered for ceremonies in the capital, Juba. The crowd roared as soldiers raised the new Southern Sudanese flag and lowered the flag of the north. President Salva […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The new nation of South Sudan has formally declared its independence. Speaker of parliament James Wani Igga read the official declaration Saturday in front of hundreds of thousands gathered for ceremonies in the capital, Juba. The crowd roared as soldiers raised the new Southern Sudanese flag and lowered the flag of the north. The Republic […]

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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people have gathered in South Sudan’s capital for celebrations marking the new nation’s independence. South Sudan officially became the world’s newest country at midnight local time Friday. Residents of the capital, Juba, celebrated with parties in the streets. A huge crowd has now assembled at a stadium in Juba for the […]

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South Sudan Boasts Oil Reserves, Myriad Problems

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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The new Republic of South Sudan enters the world with great economic potential but faces huge challenges in its quest for peace and prosperity. The country possesses large oil reserves that made the former unified Sudan the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Its population – estimated at between 8 million and 13 million – […]

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