Posted on 09-07-2011
Filed Under (Foreign Policy) by Rashtrakut

As previously noted, South Sudan officially became the world’s latest nation today, triggering joyous celebration on the streets of Juba.  Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir magnanimously appeared for the independence celebrations in what was once the southern half of his country, but the conflict is not over yet.  The run-up to independence saw the two sides clash over the border town of Abeyi, and a division of oil revenues is still a sticking point.  But let the wringing of hands wait for next week.  This weekend South Sudan gets to celebrate the success of its struggle for independence.  Happy birthday.

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