South Sudan's Journey to Independence

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31 Jul 2011

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South Sudan joyously celebrated its independence from Sudan on July 9. Yet, while a series of elections helped usher in this new era for the South Sudanese, the world's newest nation faces a number of steep challenges as it solidifies its democracy and develops as an independent country. Almami Cyllah, IFES Regional Director for Africa, talks to us about what lies ahead for South Sudan.