The Birth of the Republic of South Sudan

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July 14, 2011

On July 9, 2011 the world bore witness to a historic moment: the birth of the Republic of South Sudan. While citizens across South Sudan will be celebrating their long sought after independence, the new country must deal with a considerable set of obstacles to nation-building. From providing basic services to its citizens, to drafting a new constitution, to maintaining security amid internal and external threats, the new government of South Sudan faces challenges ahead.