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Wau celebrates independence with procession, speeches
9 July - Citizens of Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State, marched from the city’s peace playground to the state government general secretariat today in marking the birth of the new Republic of South Sudan.
South Sudan proclaims its independence
9 July 2011 - In his inaugural speech as the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit today urged South Sudanese to make their cultural and ethnic diversities a source of pride and strength, not conflict.
Around Juba on Independence Day
9 July 2011 - As South Sudanese independence celebrations kicked off in the capital of Juba, heads of state continued arriving at Juba International Airport, where they received a warm welcome by the government and residents of the world’s newest nation.
Northern Bahr El-Ghazal: Independence achieved through determination
9 July 2011 – Thousands of Northern Bahr El- Ghazal State residents gathered to celebrate South Sudan’s Independence Day with joy and cheer at Freedom Square in the state capital Aweil.
Independence celebrated in Upper Nile and Jonglei
9 July 2011 - Malakal stadium today was filled with thousands of people who had flocked from all corners of Upper Nile State to celebrate the independence of South Sudan.
UN Secretary-General arrives for Southern Sudan independence
8 July 2011 - UN Secretary General (SG) Ban Ki-moon arrived in the Southern Sudanese capital of Juba on the eve of independence celebrations for the new Republic of South Sudan.  
Juba prepared for independence
8 July 2011 – One the eve of Southern Sudan’s independence, a top Southern Sudanese official said the people of the region had reached a day they had been struggling for since 1920.
Northern Bahr El-Ghazal frees political prisoners
8 July 2011 - As a prelude to Southern Sudanese independence, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State Governor Gen. Paul Malong Awan announced today that all political prisoners had been released through a decree issued last week.
Northern Bahr El-Ghazal to plant Independence Day trees
7 July 2011 - Two days before Southern Sudan becomes Africa’s 54th nation, the state government of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal urged residents to plant an Independence Day tree on 9 July.
Gressly highlights UNMIS achievements
5 July 2011 - With three days left before the UNMIS mandate ends, Southern Sudan Regional Coordinator David Gressly held a final press conference in the regional capital Juba, where he highlighted achievements of the mission and its partners.
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