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The Republic of South Sudan

Updated on September 16, 2017
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The Republic of South Sudan

Salvar Kiir Mayardit

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

President Salvar Kiir Mayardit

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 the Central African Republic to the west.

South Sudan Flag

Flag of South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan

Our Hope and Prayers

African Countries Ought to Support This New Born Nation

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 a need for all the African countries to support this newborn 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 bloodshed, 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

Africa Has a Lot of Resources That Need to be Utilized

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 have 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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      Patrick Kamau 11 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Emmanuel K. I totally agree with you that these two guys have no interest on the lives of others. What is important to them is that they get power in whatever means possible. There are a lot of undesired things happening in South Sudan at the moment. By the time of writing this hub, there was much hope of good things to come but not today. Most of the African leaders we have are failing our great continent. Something needs to be done to save our continent from these power hungry individuals.

      Thanks Kariuki for stopping by. Be blessed as you continue writing.

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      Emmanuel Kariuki 11 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Patkay,

      unfortunately, Salvar Kiir and Riek Machar seem to have learned nothing about peace making from the icon Mandela.

      Mandela used to leave his biggest opponent, Mangosuthu Buthelezi in charge as acting president when he was out of the country. That disarmed Buthelezi and SA did not go into civil war as had been predicted.

      South Sudan (which shares a first name with South Africa) is heading to be a failed state. Kenyans working there face detention without trial, pillage of their property by armed thugs and even murder. South Sudan needs sanctions, not prayers.

      Have a great 2017 and be blessed tremendously.

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      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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      Remy Francis 6 years ago from Creative Zone Dubai

      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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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

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

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      lucy 6 years ago

      we are thankful to our new born baby in Africa.

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks EQTactics. The problem has been corrected.

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      EQTactics 6 years ago from South-West Pennsylvania, United States

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