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July 12, 2011

South Sudan Becomes the World's Newest Country

POn July 9th, 2011 South Sudan declared itself an independent nation, breaking away from the country of Sudan. The citizens of South Sudan voted in January 2011 to separate from Sudan. The new country of Southern Sudan is located in Central Africa. There was much celebration and hope in South Sudan as they became an independent country.

The country of Sudan had been in a bitter civil war for many years. The hope is that now some peace will come to the area and the country. The first president of South Sudan is Salva Kiir Mayardit and the capital of the new government is in Juba, the country's largest city.

Some interesting facts about South Sudan:

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