The Republic of South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan

Africa has given birth to a new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. South Sudan is the world’s newest nation (the 193rd country) and the 56th country in Africa. It was officially born midnight of July 9, 2011 after seceding from the larger nation of Sudan. The president is Salvar Kiir Mayardit.

This historical achievement has only come to realization after many years of civil war that has killed and maimed hundreds of others. The war has also adversely affected the development of the South Sudan.

South Sudan is a landlocked country in North Africa and as its name suggests, south Sudan has been part of Sudan, until they seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011 after a referendum, and became a sovereign and independent African State.

South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the North; Ethiopia to the East; Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south; and Central African Republic to the west.

South Sudan Flag

Flag of South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan

Our Hope and Prayers

Salvar Kiir Mayardit

Salvar Kiir Mayardit - South Sudan's President
Salvar Kiir Mayardit - South Sudan's President | Source

It is our hope and prayer that this new nation will be able to achieve rapid developments in all aspects and be able to enjoy the fruits of liberation which have been paid dearly by people’s life and blood.

There is need for all the African countries to support this new born Nation. It’s important that the other nations don’t take advantage of this young nation by exploiting it in name of helping it.

There is also a great need for the African countries to wake up, get their act together and stop all the civil wars and organized criminal activities that are being carried rampantly in many of the African countries.

There is also a lot of blood shed, sufferings and other social injustices that are being subjected to fellow human beings. As a result, life to most of the inhabitants is unbearable and can only be compared to hell on earth.

Greed of African Leaders

African leaders have a lot of work to do. It is very unfortunate that most of the leaders have forsaken their people and have turned to amassing of great wealth and hankering for more power.

These greedy leaders are the ones taking their countries back to retrogression. Africa has a lot of resources like, oil, gold, copper, etc and if well utilized can help alleviate the problems facing the African people. If only African countries can have good leadership, then wars, crimes, hunger, diseases and other problems can be eradicated.

The Republic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir who has a daunting task ahead of him must rise up above all the challenges he is going to encounter and lead his nation to prosperity.

Now, let us pray for the new African nation of South Sudan so that they can make peace and start developing their country and stop the human suffering that has been going on for decades. Their success will be our success. God bless South Sudan and move it from the least developed countries to the most developed country in the world.

Not Yet Out of The Woods

It is sad that even before the ink on the peace agreement had dried, ethnic clashes broke in South Sudan on the same year they gained independence. More than a million people have fled their homes in since fighting broke out in between rebel and government forces. President Salva Kiir says it was a coup attempt and thus blaming soldiers loyal to the former Vice-President Riek Machar for the eruption of clashes, but Mr Riek Machar denies this.

A chronology of key events

It is a sad state of affairs that the country has gone back to civil strife. The main reason for war to star is just because of greed. A lot of killing has taken place and it is still going on without much intervention from the International Community. You can have a look at a detailed chronology of key events that has taken place over the years.

South Sudan Civil War

A South Sudan combatant with G3 rifle
A South Sudan combatant with G3 rifle | Source

South Sudan Crisis

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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thank you rembrandz for taking time to read this hub. We are very hopeful that this young nation will be able to do fine and uplift the lives of its millions that have suffered a lot.


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rembrandz 5 years ago from Dubai Media City

Very beautifully put hub! Dedicated to a fresh nation. Thanks for this lovely tribute you have shared for a country which needs all the blessings.


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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

That's very true, lets pray for peace in the South Sudan and the whole of Africa.


lucy 5 years ago

we are thankful to our new born baby in Africa.


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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya Author

Thanks EQTactics. The problem has been corrected.


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EQTactics 5 years ago from South-West Pennsylvania, United States

ahh you didn't write to right instead you said t

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