Category Archives: Referendum

Amnesty for rebel groups in South Sudan

JUBA – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a blanket amnesty to all armed groups fighting his government. “I would like again to declare a public amnesty to all those who may have taken up arms for one reason … Continue reading

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THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN CELEBRATES

Celebrations erupted across Juba as jubilant crowds marked South Sudan’s long-awaited day of freedom on Saturday, when the chronically underdeveloped region became the world’s newest nation.”Today we shall raise the flag of South Sudan to join the nations of the … Continue reading

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“JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DIGNITY”

As the new nation of South Sudan is born, it takes as its motto “Justice, Equality, and Dignity.” But let us not forget: The country’s turbulent history has been marked by political divisions and bloody conflict, leading to the loss … Continue reading

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BASHIR WON’T RUN AGAIN!

According to a government spokesman, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir “has no will to be president again” and claims the student protests in the North had nothing to do with it. Bashir has ruled Sudan since he seized power in a … Continue reading

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TIME TO WORK FOR PEACE

It is time for the leadership of South Sudan to get to work and build a peaceful new nation. The leaders of 24 political parties in the South are meeting in Juba today in a post-referendum forum—called for by President … Continue reading

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SOUTH SUDAN: WORLD’S NEWEST COUNTRY!

Southern Sudanese celebrated today when Election Officials announced the results of their January Referendum: 98.83 % for succession, making South Sudan the world’s newest country. The actual birth of the nation is still five months away—July 2011—when South Sudan will … Continue reading

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BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

Mutiny in Sudan’s Military As Sudan morphs into two countries, big problems emerge. One is how to divide the military. As part of the peace agreement of 2005, the army of the north (SAF) and the army of the south … Continue reading

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