Come, celebrate with us!

JUBA, 25 June 2011 - Dear Friends, on behalf of the Government of Southern Sudan I am delighted to welcome you to our capital, Juba.

We are particularly pleased to learn of the interest you are showing at this time in our history.

On 9th July, Southern Sudan will become the Republic of South Sudan, a date and event which the people of South Sudan and our many friends in the international community hold sacred. It is hard to express just how important this is to us all but we are most excited that so many people across the world want to share in our celebrations.


Representatives of the international media will play a crucial role in covering the joy of our people to those beyond our borders. For those intending to come to Juba, they should consult the following documents:



  1. A description of the registration process
  2. The registration form
  3. What's next for the new country
  4. Countdown to independence
  5. Celebration programme


We hope those who come to Juba will have an enjoyable time with us. There are many people here to assist you in your work – if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask:


Mr. Mustafa Biong Majak
Director General for information
Tel: +249957102815/+249921377946
Email :


And please come back again.


H.E. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin
Minister for Information and Official Spokesperson
Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS)

South Sudan National Anthem

The dawn of the new nation is nigh. The national anthem is ready. South Sudanese at home and abroad are learning the song that will soon embody their unified resolve to defend and support the sovereignty of their country. The lyrics and music is hereunder. Please, learn and circulate it to fellow compatriots. God bless South Sudan!


Oh God
We praise and glorify you
For your grace on South Sudan,
Land of great abundance
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.


Oh motherland
We rise raising flag with the guiding star
And sing songs of freedom with joy,
For justice, liberty and prosperity
Shall forever more reign.


Oh great patriots
Let us stand up in silence and respect,
Saluting our martyrs whose blood
Cemented our national foundation,
We vow to protect our nation


Oh God bless South Sudan.


Click here to listen to the national anthem.