SOUTH SUDAN: Beyond the euphoria of Southern independence

Published on 08 July 2011

South Sudan becomes the world's newest nation on 9 July, the final step in the six-year Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), a deal that ended the 1983-2005 north-south war. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said it helped feed about half the population last year, or some four million people.

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