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KHARTOUM, July 9 (KUNA) -- The Republic of South Sudan marked its independence from Sudan in a proclamation of independence ceremony on Saturday, attended by African leaders and representatives of the international community.
Salva Kiir Mayardit, was sworn in as the country's president for an interim period of four years, during the ceremony held at a public square opposite the John Garang Mausoleum.
South Sudan burst into song, dance, and exultation as people ushered in July 9. Today, South Sudan officially becomes the world's newest nation after decades of armed liberation struggle.
By Maggie Fick, Correspondent / July 9, 2011
Juba, South Sudan
As the hours and minutes counted down to midnight, the sheer joy of freedom began to electrify the world's newest capital.
9 June 2011 --On this historic occasion of the Republic of South Sudan becoming an independent country, UNHCR joins with other international organizations and people the world over to welcome the newest member of the family of nations.
The approximately 350,000 former refugees who have returned to South Sudan over the past six years and the thousands of southerners joining them from elsewhere in Sudan will play a key role in securing the conditions for the new state to prosper, none being more important than peace.
South Sudan born a new nation at midnight
Darfur rebels join celebrations in south capital
North, south still have to resolve disputes (Updates with quotes, Darfur rebels presence, detail)
By Alexander Dziadosz and Jeremy Clarke
JUBA, July 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of South Sudanese danced through the night to mark the first hours of their independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty.
One the eve of Southern Sudan’s independence, a top Southern Sudanese official said the people of the region had reached a day they had been struggling for since 1920.
“This has been a very expensive and painful exercise, with over 2.5 million people dead.” Government of Southern Sudan Minister of Information Barnaba Marial Benjamin said today at a Juba press conference.
He added that all would bear witness to history – the transformation of the map of Africa – and the realization of southern people’s dreams -- the Republic of South Sudan.
JUBA, July 8, 2011–World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Ms. Obiageli Ezekwesili, arrives here Saturday as head of the World Bank delegation participating in festivities to mark the independence of South Sudan.
The fast-growing city of Juba, which will be the capital of Africa’s 55th nation, is drabbed in its best colors and Juba International Airport is at its busiest, welcoming thousands of guests expected for the occasion; among them, about 30 African heads of state, according to official sources.
by Adam Abkar Ali | in Society | 07.07.2011
KHARTOUM – The Sudanese government has announced southerners living in the north can no longer keep their jobs.
The government statement was announced by the Ministry of Labour.
Sadiq Joma Bab al-Kheir, the Ministry’s acting undersecretary, said the move is in accordance with a decree issued on 9 June that dismissed all southerners working in the Khartoum government.
July 8, 2011 — Minneapolis, MN
As Southern Sudan celebrates its first independence day, unarmed civilian peacekeeping — a new approach to human security with Minnesota roots — is saving lives and protecting civilians there.
Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement
As one of the longest serving international NGOs in South Sudan, Medair continues to provide vital support to the people of this new nation at this momentous time in Africa’s history.
On 9 July, South Sudan officially became its own country, independent from Sudan’s northern states. For more than two decades, Sudan’s north and south engaged in a deadly civil war that ended in 2005 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Today, six years later, the two regions will govern themselves independently of one another as two separate countries.
08 July 2011
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
"In view of the worsening humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and in Sudan, Sweden is now allocating additional humanitarian support to the region to help people in distress," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.
LEADING UK humanitarian agencies are launching a joint appeal to help more than 10 million people in East Africa parts of which are suffering their worst drought in over half a century.
Caught up in the crisis are thousands of families trekking for days across parched scrubland from Somalia to Kenya – including barefoot children with no food or water.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) announced today (Thursday, 7.7.11) that appeals will be broadcast on Friday by ITV/ITN, BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and Channel Five.
DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said:
The United States has been deeply engaged in Sudan, having led international efforts to broker the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of civil war between the country’s north and south and as the lead international donor both during and after the war.
Promoting Peace and Security
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Hilde Johnson of Norway as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
6576th Meeting (AM)
Acting on the day before the birth of the independent Republic of South Sudan, and reaffirming its strong commitment to its sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity, the Security Council today authorized the deployment of a peacekeeping force in the world’s newest country.
By Simon Ingram
JUBA, South Sudan, 8 July 2011 - As South Sudan prepares for its independence, the opening of a new ward at a children’s hospital marks a small but significant step towards tackling the daunting challenges facing public health officials in the region.
“This is a very good beginning to the celebration for our independence,” said Dr. Emmanuel Baya, State Minister of Health for Central Equatorial State, during the official inauguration of the new 28-bed ward on Thursday at the Al Sabbah Children’s Hospital in the capital, Juba.
A new lifeline
As South Sudan celebrates its birth as a nation, the new country continues to receive a flow of families displaced by conflict in the contested border area of Abyei. Among the new arrivals is Achok Ajou Cyer, who has taken refuge in the town of Mayen Abun, where she is now receiving WFP assistance.
by Ahnna Gudmunds
On Saturday, 9 July 2011, the six-year transitionary period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will come to an end: with the birth of the 54th state on the African continent. It is expected that the young republic of South Sudan will be quickly recognized and will become a member of the United Nations, the African Union and other international organizations.
8 July 2011, Juba — On the eve of the declaration of Independence by the Republic of South Sudan, the IFRC announces the establishment of a new national Red Cross society – the South Sudan Red Cross.
The South Sudan Red Cross will be formed of staff and volunteers who have until this day worked for the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, which continues to operate in Sudan. The secession of South Sudan from the north, as determined by a referendum in January 2011, paved the way for a new National Society in the south.
08/07/2011 - Most of the people in South Sudan have high expectations for the founding of the new state on 9 July and hope for a better life. But there is also widespread uncertainty on the transition process and the beginning of a new nation. SOS Children's Villages will of course continue and intensify its work for children and families.