July 6, 2011

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Welcome to Juba!: Southern Sudan Prepares for Independence (Horand Knaup, 7/06/11, Der Spiegel)

Welcome to Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan! The city still has much to do before United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and up to 40 heads of state and government fly to Juba Airport this coming weekend, an airfield about the size of that in the German town of Paderborn.

On Saturday, July 9, Southern Sudan will proclaim its independence . The move will strip Sudan, Africa's largest country, of a quarter of its area -- and the world will get a new country, the youngest in Africa.

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