African Affairs

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 02:53

Congratulations to Southern Sudan

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Today July 9th marks a new beginning for the new nation of Southern Sudan which becomes African's newest nation, the 54th country in the vast continent of Africa. I want to cease this opportunity as an African to send my warmest greetings and congratulations to the president Salva Kiir Mavardit and people of Southern Sudan on this occasion of the celebration of their independence. For more than two decades, the people of Southern Sudan embarked on a struggle for self determination from their oppressors, the Arabs from the North who migrated to the African continent long time ago. In a…
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