09 July 2011
|Thousands of jubilant South Sudanese witness their country's declaration of independence on Saturday. It marks the end of a half century of struggle against Sudanese oppression. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told the crowd: "Independence was not a gift you were given. Independence is a prize you have won." Photo AFP|
"A proud flag flies over Juba and the map of the world has been redrawn."
- US President Barack Obama, July 9, 2011
Why breaking up states is becoming easier (April 2011)
Oppression is not forever, but resistance is (Jan 2011)