10 Jul '11, 3am

The world's newest nation: South Sudan

JUBA - South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time yesterday, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country's birth. South Sudan became the world's newest country with a raucous street party at midnight. At a packed mid-day ceremony, the speaker of parliament read a proclamation of independence as the flag of Sudan was lowered and the flag of South Sudan was raised, sparking wild cheers from the crowd. "Hallelujah!" a resident yelled, as other wiped away tears. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and other world leaders were present as South Sudan President Salva Kiir hosted the noon-hour ceremony. The black African tribes of South Sudan and the mainly Arab north battled two civil wars over mo...

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