Clashes Mar South Sudan’s Newfound Independence

Clashes in Jonglei district of South Sudan have tested the young government of the newly independent state with a battalion of blue helmets having to be drafted in to Pibor town at the start of January 2012. The UN soldiers were supporting government troops from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army who had been tasked with defending … Read more Clashes Mar South Sudan’s Newfound Independence

Republic of South Sudan Celebrates Independence

Celebrations were held in Juba on Saturday 9th July 2011 to mark the official independence of Southern Sudan. International dignitaries including UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, were present for the ceremony in the new capital. Gunilla Carlsson, the Swedish Minister for International Development & Cooperation was present for the festivities and a statement from … Read more Republic of South Sudan Celebrates Independence

South Sudan: Preliminary Results Show Vote for Secession

Preliminary results from the referendum on the future of Southern Sudan show that the people have voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession from the rest of Sudan. The 9-15 January referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan was the culmination of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 to end two decades of civil … Read more South Sudan: Preliminary Results Show Vote for Secession