South Sudan marks its first anniversary
On 9 January 2011, Southerners voted on whether to become an independent nation or to remain part of greater Sudan. This referendum was provided for by the peace agreement, and Southers opted to separate from the north by more than 98 percent of the vote. Six months later, on 9 July, the Republic of South Sudan was born.
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