Skip to comments.South Sudan becomes world's newest nation
Posted on 07/08/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan became the world's newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people.
Residents of the new nation the Republic of South Sudan danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world's newest president, Salva Kiir.
South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war.
Saturday's early morning celebrations were joyous for the freedom gained but tinged with the memories of family members lost.
Chol Allen, a 32-year-old minister, escaped Sudan in 2003 and eventually settled in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to Juba two months ago for the midnight party, though he plans to go back to the U.S.
"I came here for this moment," he said. "We were all born into war. All of us," he said while pointing at a crowded pick-up truck of youngsters. "This generation will see the hope of the newborn nation."
Abdule Taban wore a wide smile during the night's street party, but the 25-year-old was also reflective.
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If it is hope they need we can off-shore Obama to them for free. Just make sure there are enough golf courses and teleprompters and he wont be coming back.
Let’s hope they don’t have a War of Northern Aggression.
when do we send them our first foreign aid check?
Maybe The Messiah can give a speech. That’ll keep the north away fer shure.
Wow, a successful, democratic African nation is born. How many does this make now? Oh yeah, none.
Another crap hole we will have to feed.
No mention of the real issue: getting away from the Muslim North Sudan.
Next up, East Palestine
I suspect Sharia Law will be less popular here than in Obamaville.
It won’t stay a Christian south if they don’t do something about the influx of “refugees”
“If at first you don’t secede, try, try again.”
LOL-sounds like a line from the Fort Sumter guestbook!
The lyrics seem to depict an inflated sense of importance. But best of luck to them anyway.
We haven't yet?
A team of political has beens needs to come together and form a panel to determine why we have dropped the ball and haven't been up front printing money to give it to them already!
This government of ours is really going to the dogs when it comes to compassionate spending! /s
They’re predominantly Christian. Don’t look for them to get any checks from Uncle Sam!
At least they got this done before Obama started to “fix them”.
IIRC, the north is Islamic and the south is Christian. Guess which side Obastard will side.
Is the totus ready?
New President, new cabinet positions, new law makers and new opportunities for Mercedes limousine sales.
“Residents of the new nation the Republic of South Sudan danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest president, Salva Kiir.”
Who then suspended the constitution, outlawed opposition parties, and declared himself president for life.
It’s Africa, people! Only (maybe) one country on the whole continent avoided this scenario.
I hear ya’, but southern Sudan has Oil. Hopefully, their leaders will make something out of it.
South Sudanese gets their independence after 25 bloody years of war against the Muslim butchers and they get kicked off Front Page, but Elliot Spitzer losing his show, which affects exactly two viewers, is Breaking News?
It was a comment on them trying to break away for decades.
Understood. Sorry, didn’t mean to get under your collar.
Did I sound upset? Sorry. I did not mean to. And I should remember that for the next time I am in SC.
Well, it’s a great day for them. We should all celebrate the freedom of our fellow Christians and wish the best for them in the future.
Well it isn’t a RAT Rebellion devoted to preserving slavery.
So it is about ten steps above 1861
They have REAL martyrs, who are worthy of this aspirational language, as is God. Their national anthem:
South Sudan Oyee!
We praise and glorify you
For your grace upon Kush,
The land of great warriors
And origin of the worlds civilization.
Arise, shine, raise your flag with the guiding star
And sing songs of freedom with joy,
For peace, liberty and justice
Shall forever be again.
Oh black warriors!
Stand in silence and respect,
Saluting millions of martyrs whose
Blood cemented our national foundation.
We vow to protect our nation.
Land of milk and honey and hardworking people,
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.
The Nile, valleys, forests and mountains
Shall be our sources of joy and pride
Oh lord, bless South Sudan!
Thanks for the link.
Not to mention Sudan invading Libya a short time ago.
Congrats and God Bless!
Just when will nobama implement his WTF foreign policy there and start bombing them?
Absolutely a great day. They begin as one of the poorest nations on earth. Nonetheless, Dinka, Nuer, Equatorian, they have all survived. Now they must live together, and they have the human raw material to succeed. Moreso than Ethiopia or Eritrea, even moreso than Uganda and Kenya. They will do so despite having endured so many atrocities including one of the most terrible massacres in human history when the Arabs burned down the Rumbek school and slaughtered the cream of South Sudan’s educated elite. While the USA will piss billions of dollars down the Egyptian rathole, the few thousand spent in South Sudan will go to better effect.
>> when do we send them our first foreign aid check?
> We haven’t yet?
South Sudan is Christian.
North Sudan is Moslem.
Guess who will get the biggest check?
Let’s just say that Sudan now has split and gone their own seperate ways.
It tells the story of that nation.
Yes, I’m not optimistic about the Muslim North leaving them alone. Other than that, they’ll be okay if they don’t borrow a lot of money and don’t become socialist.
...after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people... culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war... Chol Allen, a 32-year-old minister, escaped Sudan in 2003 and eventually settled in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to Juba two months ago for the midnight party, though he plans to go back to the U.S. "I came here for this moment," he said. "We were all born into war. All of us," he said while pointing at a crowded pick-up truck of youngsters. "This generation will see the hope of the newborn nation."
I hope so-they’ve been through hell. May Southern Sudan be a success story in a continent that badly needs one.
That would be Jordan and I don’t think they plan on doing a name change.
Aaah, yes and no. The area where the oil is called Abeya and they’re still talking/fighting about the boundaries for this area. The north still controlls the pipeline to the Red Sea.
-——That would be Jordan——
When I look at the crystal ball I see that.......
Eventually, East Palestine will be the west Bank and Gaza will be West Palestine till put down by Egypt
Yep. I’d rather our gov’t send them weapons than the ones we send to the Pali gov’s who hand them over to many anti-Israel folks.