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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Republic of South Sudan is Africa's Youngest Republic

The Republic of South Sudan is the 193rd member state of the United Nations and the 54th member state of the African Union. Between the Governments of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Peace, talks resulted in a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed on January 9, 2005. As part of this agreement the south was granted a six-year period of autonomy to be followed by a referendum on final status. The result of this referendum, held in January 2011, was a vote overwhelmingly in favor of secession. Independence was attained on July 9, 2011 by South Sudan. 

South Sudan

Since independence July 9, 2011, South Sudan has struggled with good governance. Organizations across South Sudan have seized the opportunity by establishing forums to discuss key constitutional reforms. These civic dialogues center on creating a more democratic and inclusive government; addressing key issues such as equitable distribution of public goods and services and guarantees of civil and political liberties; and economic and social rights, including the role of women and youth.

Flag of South Sudan:

South Sudan Flag
Red: Blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs.

White: Peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle.

Blue: Waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country.

Green: The countries natural resources.

Black: Black African skin.

Yellow: Star guiding the country and its citizens.

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