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South Sudan Independence

South Sudan: A New Nation Is Born, A Rough Road Lies Ahead

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Its grasslands have absorbed too much blood. Its winds have carried away too many sounds of interethnic, religious and civil warfare and strife in which more than two million people have been killed.

South Sudan: Birth of a Nation Amid Joy and Deadly Unfinished Business

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.16.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

They fought for dignity. They also fought for new shoes -- a better life in impoverished South Sudan after decades of devastating warfare. But explosive border conflicts threaten the stability of the world's newest nation.

South Sudan Joins UN

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Newly independent South Sudan became the 193rd member of the United Nations on Thursday, welcomed into the international commun...

Somalia Is Not a State

T.A. Ridout | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

Instead of embracing and learning from indigenous Somali successes in the north, the international community undermines them by supporting the Transitional Federal Government.

South Sudan: A Nation Is Born

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Catholic Relief Services

A powerful connection between Catholics in the U.S. and the people of Sudan was fostered by Sudanese bishops who courageously traveled to the U.S. in recent years, pleading their country's case.

Independence Day

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Victoria Uwonkunda

A few days into their new life as an independent country, South Sudan has a long and steep road ahead of them.

Republic of South Sudan: Dreams of a New Nation

Susan Davis | Posted 09.08.2011 | World
Susan Davis

The Republic of South Sudan is born, on July 9th 2011, amidst much celebration, dollops of hope and a real undercurrent of apprehension. The world's newest country suffers from abysmal human development indicators.

Sudan Sends South Sudan 'Love Letters,' Well Wishes For New Independence

Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact

With South Sudan's newly minted independence, the #LoveFromSudan Project shines a light on the fondness, hope and respect that everyday Sudanese citiz...

South Sudan Gets Its Own Currency

AP | By MAGGIE FICK | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- South Sudan formed a caretaker government for the new nation Monday, and announced it will use a new currency that features the i...

The Journey Begins in South Sudan

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.09.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

Less than a week after the United States celebrated its Independence Day for the 235th time, another nation was born, beginning its journey into history. That would be the Republic of South Sudan.

South Sudan Celebrates First Day As Independent Nation

AP | By MAGGIE FICK | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday, raising its flag before tens of thousands of cheering cit...

U.S. Recognizes South Sudan As New Nation

AP | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States on Saturday recognized the Republic of South Sudan, the world's newest nation, as a sovereign and independent state. ...

Visiting the Old Migration of the World's Newest Country

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel

If peace comes - however tentatively - tourists likely will as well. South Sudan has a major tourist destination waiting to happen in Boma National Pa...

Celebrating Independence And Honoring God -- Half A World Away

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

More than 8 million people in the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate their first Independence Day on July 9. It is only a beginning of a long road for this new nation's people to live up to their potential.

South Sudan Becomes World's Newest Nation

AP | By MAGGIE FICK | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- South Sudan became the world's newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five d...

What You Need To Know About South Sudan

Posted 09.07.2011 | World

With South Sudan's hour of independence drawing nearer, many locals are said to be in a contemplative mood, recalling their country's half-century wor...

Dozens Dead In New Front Between North-South Sudan

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A U.N. humanitarian report and aid workers caught in the crossfire reported on Wednesday an increase in violence in a new front...

The Struggle for Abyei (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The northern Sudanese army has occupied Abyei, a disputed territory that sits on the north-south Sudanese border, forcing thousands of residents to flee, increasing antagonism between North and South, and risking renewed conflict.

Humanitarian Crisis On The Horizon As Sudanese Residents Flee Violence

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

TURALEI, Sudan — Ayak Adiang and her children will soon run out of food – but only because Adiang opened her home to villagers running fro...

Keeping the Spotlight on Sudan

Emmanuel Jal | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Emmanuel Jal

In January, Emmanuel Jal and millions of southern Sudanese voted for independence, and on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will become the world's newest internationally recognized country. But southern Sudan is not out of the woods yet.

South Sudan Police Recruits Face Torture And Sexual Assault

The New York Times | JOSH KRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The medic said patients started coming in by the dozens, and never stopped. The symptoms were similar, he said -- acute stomach pains, bloody noses...

South Sudan On Track To Become World's Newest Nation

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UBA, Sudan (AP) -- The mud-hut town of Juba has earned a promotion to world capital later this year. Only Southern Sudan needs far more than its own c...

Sudan Bombs While White House Talks

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Why is the US agreeing to turn over control of peace negotiations to a government currently engaged in bombings, village burnings, and obstruction of peacekeepers?

A New Challenge for a New Country: Southern Sudan and Returnee Communities

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

The most high profile event in Africa is taking place just several hundred miles north of me, in southern Sudan, where the world's one hundred and ninety third country looks likely soon to be created.

The Referendum in Sudan (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Several outstanding issues may raise tensions on either side of the world's newest border unless the North and South leaderships negotiate a working compromise.