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South Sudan Independence

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Territorial Triumph And Geopolitical Pitfalls In South Sudan

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

Only time will tell whether "North" Sudan will accept a Republic of South Sudan -- and whether or not the two states will work in concert or begin an African Cold War with oil as the bargaining chip.

Thanksgiving Day, Human Rights Activist Calls on President Obama and U.S. Congress to Support South Sudan Independence

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Disappointing news this Thanksgiving Day, as human rights activist Simon Deng received an update that the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, sponsored by ...

The Original Darfur

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Escaped slave and human rights champion Simon Deng arrived in Washington leading a group of determined activists to raise awareness about a planned referendum to grant independence to South Sudan.