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MALAKAL, 12 July 2011 (IRIN) - After fleeing attacks by government soldiers [http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=53602 ] at his home in Gambella region of Ethiopia when he was in high school, Obang Ojulu, 29, has lived most of his adult life as a refugee. Since leaving home in 2003, Ojulu has married and has a child and acquired a driver's licence but he remains at a way station in Malakal, capital of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, with about 80 other Anuak families.
GENEVA – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Shamsul Bari, today urged the international community to step up efforts and take immediate concerted measures to address the most severe food crisis in the world today in Somalia.
His call was supported by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, who declared that ten million people in northern Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and South Sudan are at immediate risk of starvation because of the worst regional drought in 60 years.
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The EU member states congratulated the people of South Sudan on their independence and said they encouraged the country's leaders "to embrace pluralism and diversity and lay the foundation for a democratic, fair and inclusive society, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms".
South Sudan formally parted from the Republic of Sudan on Saturday 9 July. In the capital of Juba an official ceremony marked the birth of the new nation, the world's 193rd country.
by Chris on July 11, 2011
The birthday party is officially over, and now the Republic of South Sudan has a lot of growing up to do. After three days of celebration and festivities, today the people of the new nation have to face the reality of a very difficult uphill climb. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which culminated in secession this weekend, was a six-year “peace” that involved almost daily fighting. This followed a 20-year war with more than 2 million casualties.
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Some Members Voice Regret over Withdrawal, Citing Clashes in Two States
The Security Council today decided to close the six-year-old United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) and called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to complete the withdrawal of all its uniformed and civilian personnel, except those needed for its liquidation, by 31 August 2011.
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The President of the Security Council today referred the membership application of the Republic of South Sudan to its Committee on the Admission of New Members — the first step for the newly independent African country to join the United Nations.
Should South Sudan’s application be approved by the 15-member Council and the 192-nation General Assembly, it will become the world body’s 193rd member. The Council’s membership Committee was slated to review the bid directly following the adjournment of the meeting.
The new state of South Sudan must guarantee transparency and accountability in its oil sector in order to demonstrate its commitments to sustainable development and combating corruption, said Global Witness today. The call comes on the eve of the South’s independence from the north on July 9.
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GENEVA, July 11 (UNHCR) – As South Sudan became an independent country last weekend, the UN refugee agency joined the international community in welcoming this historic event. However, there are a number of ongoing displacement situations affecting the country. Dominik Bartsch, UNHCR Operations Manager for Chad and Sudan, recently spoke to Geneva-based journalists on the issue.
Excerpts from his opening statement:
The UK charity appeal to help people affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa has so far raised £9m.
A group of UK aid agencies launched the fund-raising appeal with a series of TV and radio broadcasts on Friday.
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On 9 July, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest country, after the historic vote for independence earlier this year. The people of South Sudan are looking hopefully to the future, but many challenges lie ahead. With more than 30 years’ experience working with Sudanese communities, CARE is committed to working in partnership with the people of South Sudan to tackle those challenges.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
The Washington Post
July 9, 2011
This weekend, in Juba, South Sudan, Africa’s 54th nation was born. Millions of people are celebrating a new national identity and new national promise. Like on our own July Independence Day 235 years ago, there is reason to hope for a better future — if the people and leaders of both Sudan and South Sudan commit themselves to the hard work ahead.
Brussels, 9 July 2011
The European Union (EU) and its Member States warmly congratulate the people of South Sudan on their independence.
Brussels, 9 July 2011
It is a great honour to be here in Juba to celebrate the birth of the Republic of South Sudan. This is my first visit to Juba. I'm sure it will not be the last.
The European Union and its Member States warmly congratulate the people of South Sudan on their independence. I would also like to congratulate His Excellency President Salva Kiir on having been sworn in as the President of the Republic of South Sudan.
9 July 2011 – Amid great jubilation, South Sudan today became the world's newest State, formally seceding from Sudan to attain independence in the culmination of a United Nations-facilitated peace process that ended decades of conflict.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was among the dozens of dignitaries from across the world attending the independence ceremony in the new country's capital, Juba, congratulated the people of South Sudan, pledging that the United Nations would help the new nation establish effective institutions of governance.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken from Juba as the Republic of South Sudan formally secedes from Sudan and becomes an independent sovereign state.
Representing the UK at the independence ceremony the Foreign Secretary said that the UK Government stands with the people of South Sudan "as they seek a future of stability and prosperity".
"The people of the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan now have a chance to coexist peacefully as neighbours and to settle their remaining differences.
The Australian Government has today formally recognised the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state.
South Sudan declared its independence today.
Australia warmly welcomes South Sudan into the community of nations.
Independence reflects the clear aspirations of the South Sudanese people, as expressed in January's credible and peaceful referendum.
We congratulate in particular Australia's large South Sudanese community, with Australia the largest voting site outside of Africa.
Officially announcing the birth of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS), the Speaker of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly, James Wani Igga, has officially read out the declaration of the independence of South Sudan at the independence celebration at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba on Saturday.