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South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in South Sudan’s capital for celebration’s marking the new nation’s independence. South Sudan officially became the world’s newest country at midnight local time Friday, prompting residents in the capital, Juba, to dance in the streets. A large crowd has now assembled at a stadium in Juba for the formal declaration […]

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South Sudan Becomes Newest Nation

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has become the world’s newest nation, officially splitting from Sudan after a vote for independence. The change took place just after midnight local time Friday, leading residents in the new capital, Juba, to dance in the streets. Southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to split from the north in a January referendum that was guaranteed […]

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UN Security Council Votes to Bolster South Sudan

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest nation will have the support of United Nations peacekeepers. The U.N. Security Council Friday unanimously approved the deployment of up to 7,000 military personnel as well as 900 international police for South Sudan. The fledgling nation is set to declare its independence Saturday with a ceremony in the soon-to-be capital of Juba. […]

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South Sudan Readies for Independence, Recognized by North

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The celebrations have yet to start in South Sudan, set to declare its independence in just hours, but already the soon-to-be nation can rejoice. Sudan officially recognized South Sudan’s independence Friday in a statement by Minister for Presidential Affairs Bakri Hassan Saleh carried on state television. South Sudan will become the world’s newest country on […]

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South Sudan Readies for Independence

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Performers are dancing through the streets of Juba while workers sweep and clean, all part of Friday’s last minute preparations for the birth of the world’s newest county. The people of South Sudan are counting down the hours until they can mark their independence Saturday with world leaders and other dignitaries looking on. But the […]

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North Sudan Army Demobilzes Southern Members

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The army of north Sudan has demobilized 15,000 southerners ahead of the south’s declaration of independence on Saturday. A dismissal ceremony took place in Khartoum Thursday. The north and south are trying to disentangle themselves before the new Republic of South Sudan becomes a country, but the sides have yet to resolve issues on borders […]

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North Sudan Army Demobilizes Southern Members

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The army of north Sudan is demobilizing some 15,000 southerners from its ranks, as the south gets set to declare independence. The pro-government Sudanese Media Center reports there will be a dismissal ceremony in Khartoum Thursday, to be addressed by Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussain. The new Republic of South Sudan is due to […]

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South Sudan Has Oil Reserves, Big Problems

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (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 producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Its population – estimated at between 8 and 13 million – is strongly […]

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South Sudan Becomes World’s Newest Country Saturday

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of South Sudan becomes the world’s newest country on Saturday. Following is a look at the 28-year process leading to South Sudan’s independence. January, 1983 – Sudan’s second civil war breaks out between the Khartoum government and the southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), led by John Garang. Islamic Law […]

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North Sudan Army Demobilizes Southern Members

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The army of north Sudan is demobilizing some 15,000 southerners from its ranks, as the south gets set to declare independence. The pro-government Sudanese Media Center reports there will be a dismissal ceremony in Khartoum Thursday, to be addressed by Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussain. The new Republic of South Sudan is due to […]

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