A lot of work awaits the new nation. The majority of its citizens are impoverished and shell-shocked. Corruption infiltrates everything. It's facing the worst drought in 60 years. But let them celebrate for a day or two anyways!
South Sudan independence: 'If I die on Sunday, it will be in a free country' | World news | The Guardian
Xan Rice: Former rebels prepare to fly the flag of independence from Khartoum as South Sudan becomes world's newest nation