South Sudan Agog For Independence Today

HOURS before South Sudan becomes independent, a mood of joyful expectation swept through its capital yesterday, with crowds dancing in the streets and last-minute preparations ahead of today’s ceremony. Processions of ex-veterans, soldiers and civilians, including women’s groups, marched through central Juba in the hot sun, some dressed in traditional clothing, playing drums and dancing. Nearby, workers toiled to ready the main venue, at the mausoleum of John Garang. The southern rebel leader was ...
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Added July 08, 2011
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