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South Sudan, Africa’s 54th nation, faces the mother of all challenges – posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com

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Africa’s newest nation, South Sudan, officially celebrated its independence in its capital of Juba on 9 July. South Sudan is now the 193rd nation on the planet – and virtually no other country has even less infrastructure or fewer kilometres of tarred road. By J BROOKS SPECTOR.

South Sudan received almost immediate diplomatic recognition from the US and UK. President Barack Obama’s statement read: “A proud flag flies over Juba and the map of the world has been redrawn. These symbols speak to the blood that has been spilled, the tears that have been shed, the ballots that have been cast and the hopes that have been realised by so many millions of people.”

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