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In the coming days I will be in Juba and Khartoum, the capitals of South Sudan and Sudan.

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Shootout at South Sudan peace meeting kills dozens updated: Sat Feb 04 2012 08:50:00

At least 37 people were killed during a shootout at a meeting to resolve cattle disputes in South Sudan, officials said Saturday, the latest in a spate of violence in the world's newest nation.

Ongoing violence in South Sudanupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 08:50:00

Trouble continues in the fledgling nation of South Sudan. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

All the world's a stage as Shakespeare goes to South Sudan updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 07:35:00

A theater company from South Sudan is translating Shakespeare into the local dialect for the first time, before performing the play at London's Globe Theatre.

A child soldier's new lifeupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 07:47:00

A former Sudanese child solider talks about moving to the United States and becoming an actor and model.

South Sudan 'Lost boy' tells of hope for new nation updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 07:47:00

It's been almost two decades since I was separated from my family, my home and my past as a war child. Last year I was able to travel back to East Africa to find my parents, reconnect with others who survived the war and place my vote in the referendum that would eventually lead to the division of Sudan into two independent states.

Fleeing Sudanese fill refugee campsupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 10:23:00

Last July, the world celebrated the birth of its newest nation as South Sudan officially separated from the north. It was hoped then that after decades of bloodshed, the people of of both nations would finally know peace.

South Sudan rebels warn U.N., residents to leave border state before attacksupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 03:44:00

A South Sudan rebel group warned the United Nations and residents to leave a remote border state within three days or risk coming under fire as it launches an attack on the local government.

Famine continues to spread in Somaliaupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 05:51:00

According to the U.N. thousands of people face "imminent starvation" in Somalia. CNN's Anderson Cooper has more.

South Sudan plans to relocate its capital from Jubaupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 08:17:00

The new nation of South Sudan plans to relocate its capital from the bustling main city of Juba to a smaller town in the north.

Wrestling for peaceupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 08:17:00

In South Sudan, a new nation with more than 60 different tribes, one wrestling champion is helping communities find common ground.

South Sudan: Independence is just the beginningupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 06:13:00

On Saturday, southern Sudan will become the independent country of South Sudan. This will be an historic event: the culmination of a six-year process that ended a long, brutal civil war that caused the deaths of millions. Although the road to independence has been hard, people look toward the future.

Birth of a new countryupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 03:53:00

The world's newest nation is celebrating its independence Saturday.

It's official: South Sudan a new countryupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 05:08:00

South Sudan took a seat at the world's table early Saturday as citizens of the new country took to the streets to celebrate.

South Sudan expatriates flock home to witness birth of new nationupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 07:52:00

Victoria Bol sits under the blazing sun in the soon-to-be world's newest capital of Juba, a city of red soil, winding dirt roads and scattered tin-roofed homes.

Securing a split Sudanupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:01:00

Border security raises concerns in Sudan as it prepares to split in two. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Ambassador Rice leads U.S. group to South Sudan independence ceremonyupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:01:00

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is leading a U.S. delegation to Juba for Saturday's ceremonies marking the independence of South Sudan, the White House said Wednesday.

South Sudan ready for its own Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 10:43:00

I missed Independence Day in America this year -- the picnic baskets hauled to the beach and the fireworks lighting up the night sky. But that's OK, because this year, I'm looking forward to July 9, when millions of South Sudanese will celebrate their independence for the first time.

Juba residents prep for independenceupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 03:38:00

Juba residents clean up their city wanting it to be worthy of decades of Sudanese struggle. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Southern Sudanese minister, bodyguard shot deadupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 07:31:00

A Southern Sudanese minister and his bodyguard were fatally shot Monday in Juba, authorities said.

What does the future hold for Juba?updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:49:00

If Southern Sudan becomes the world's newest country, the city of Juba is expected to be its capital.

Southern Sudan open for businessupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:49:00

Juba, in Southern Sudan, is likely to become the capital of Africa's 54th country, following a referendum for independence from the north.

Hope, uncertainty as people flock back to Southern Sudanupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 04:30:00

For years, in some cases decades, they survived persistent and intense violence, lived in often squalid refugee camps or tough cities and were treated as second-class citizens in what -- at least for a few more months -- has been their country.

Southern Sudanese return homeupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 04:30:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on the return of wartime and economic refugees to southern Sudan after a historic election.

Historic vote on whether to split Sudan endsupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 05:47:00

Polling stations across Southern Sudan began counting Saturday ballots cast in a weeklong referendum whose result could split the country into two.

Jimmy Carter: Where Sudan is headedupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 15:07:00

On Sunday, the people of Southern Sudan began casting ballots in a historic seven-day referendum in which they will choose between continued unity with northern Sudan, or secession to become a new state.

Historic day arrives after decades of war in Sudanupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 16:14:00

Several million people began deciding Sunday whether to give birth to the world's newest nation.

Clooney to monitor Sudan electionupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 16:14:00

Actor George Clooney is monitoring the election in Sudan and says he is optimistic about the country's future.

Historic day ahead after decades of warupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:43:00

Several million people will decide in the next week or so whether to give birth to the world's newest nation.

Long road home for refugeesupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:43:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman speaks to Southern Sudanese refugees heading for an uncertain fate.

Sudan: The trek home to voteupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:08:00

After a 55 year struggle, Africa's largest country, Sudan, is just days away from a referendum that may see the mainly Christian and traditional animist people in the south split from the majority Muslim north and become a new nation.

Ballots delivered for Sudan independence voteupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 17:48:00

Each ballot carries two pictures: One hand signifies independence; two hands, a unified Sudan.

Preparations under way for Sudan voteupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 16:00:00

A plane carrying thousands of ballots has landed in Southern Sudan ahead of a pivotal referendum there next month.

Clinton: Sudan referendum process a 'ticking time bomb'updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 09:36:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Sudan a "ticking time bomb," and urged international leaders to help ensure a successful referendum process by intensifying efforts to bring the north and south together.

So much at stake in Sudan electionsupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 08:45:00

Sudan is holding multi-party elections for the first time in more than two decades. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Sudanese vote in landmark electionupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 03:36:00

Voters in Sudan flocked to polling stations Sunday in the first multiparty elections in 24 years amid allegations of fraud and calls for a vote boycott. Where Sudan Is Boomingupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 18:00:00

Oil-rich southern Sudan has survived war with the central government. But Khartoum may not want to cede control

U.N. chief urges all Sudanese to support end to Darfur conflictupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:03:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that time was critical and the Sudanese government's cooperation "essential" to successfully deploying a new peacekeeping force in war-torn Darfur.

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