Demining: a continuing danger for South Sudan and its people


The Republic of South Sudan arose as a new nation after years of conflict. While that decades old civil war is over, its impact and new conflict continue to present dangerous challenges for the people of South Sudan as this IRIN article describes.


Official US recognition of the new Republic of South Sudan.

President Obama recognized the new nation on behalf of the US. A birthday greeting if there ever was one!

Click here to read the official document as posted by the White House.


Celebrating the new nation: Basic facts about South Sudan

Citizens of the the world's newest nation, South Sudan, and their supporters are celebrating the birth of their new country. Thanks to the Guardian (U.K.), click here to learn some basic facts about South Sudan.


South Sudan faces great challenges as it celebrates independence

The world's newest nation will face significant challenges; from avoiding a return to war to spurring economic development that benefits its people. Click here to see a fine collection of images and commentary on life in South Sudan produced by The Guardian. Click here to listen to a Guardian-produced podcast on the same subject. PHOTO: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


Peace in Both Sudans: the Enough Project proposal

July 9th, South Sudan's independence day, is days away. Yet the prospects for lasting peace between North and South Sudan remain tenuous. The Enough Project continues to play a major leadership role in advocacy for the region. It's Sudan Now project has issued a report which outlines the conditions necessary to create that lasting peace and the role the US and others can play. Click here to read more and get a copy of the report.

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