South Sudan Flag

July 9, 2011 by staff 

South Sudan FlagSouth Sudan Flag, One night of ecstasy and celebration day has welcomed the birth of the world’s newest country, southern Sudan, which has been formally separated the Arab-led government in Khartoum north. In a day of developments in southern Sudan, the new country raised their flag in front of an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of southern Sudanese singing their joy at new freedom.

At midnight on Friday in the southern capital of Juba small, passing cars honked at once chaotic and career around a countdown clock for independence with flags, branches and spirit as possible. Dimly lit, workers were still repairing the streetlights as the new capital of Southern Sudan celebrated its birth.

The use of face paint flag sat on many hats car windows and hung from their car bounced up and down with joy. Pounding drums, drum, feathers or holding candles, night impromptu street party marking the launch of a nation. Heavily guarded, the buoyant mood prevailed. Many security officers danced, smiled and held by them.

Alibea Kumba, 42, carried a sign that was saying, “Just Divorced”. “When you’re married to someone who does not give you the freedom to leave,” he said. Others shouted: “Bye bye Bashir” to mean the breaking of the president Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum. For many who gathered in the countdown to the city, the digital flash red said it all: “Free at last.”

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people went to the parade ground where President Salva Kiir raised the new flag of South Sudan, bold color to represent the blood, skin, peace, water and earth.

Women wailed, while the men jumped and danced his way waving miniature versions of the flag, hanging buttons of his shirt rolled up like hats, attached to any spoken or surface vehicles motorbikes to 4WDs.

Posts police tied the flag in his boots, or stuck two each in your pocket. Thousands transmitted to the ground, John Garang memorial, a tribute to the leader who died in a helicopter crash three months after signing a historic peace agreement in 2005.

Mayardit Salva Kiir swore an oath of loyalty to the new state and a band played the anthem to the crowd, which included UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. envoy, Susan Rice, Colin Powell and British Foreign William Hague.

The strange U.S. flag and a plaque in appreciation for the role of U.S. President George Bush in the negotiation of peace, as well as several Israeli flags acknowledge the support of that country and the supply of arms went along with other mementos.

“Spend some time at war is enough,” said Rebecca Atoo, 30, waving their flags as they jostled to try to see the ceremony unfold.

Kiir welcomed by Mr. Bashir in Khartoum, accused war criminal, whose country was the first to recognize the new Southern Sudan and later watched the ceremony unfold. Neighboring Egypt and the U.S. has recognized the new country.

For many Southerners, Sudan is a country that has become known later in life. “I was born in war and grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda – now I have my own country, I am very happy,” said John Agel, 18, craning forward to a safety rope.

Family of Samuel Woja Duku Uganda fits when he was a year old, fleeing the civil wars that have characterized the south, since even a year before independence in 1956. Fifty-four years later as a teacher in Khartoum, Mr. Duku Woja finally move the house two weeks ago, traveling by barge down the Nile with their children.

He says many of his friends are in the river port waiting to make the trip too. UN agencies estimate most of the 800,000 or so southerners who stay in the north will follow suit and there are several indications from the Khartoum government made life unpleasant for the southerners, the closure of newspapers in southern papers of Southerners who work in government service or private sector jobs without a visa.

Now that South Sudan is a free and independent nation, Mr. Woja Duku, now a professor at age 55, has a more immediate mission in neighboring Uganda, however. “My father used to say he would not return here until it was free. That day has arrived so now I’m going to Uganda to collect his bones and bring them back here.”

Pay attention to the conviction of Mr. Kiir that “we must now allow ourselves to dream” in sectors ranging from education and water supply and electricity in the country very little new development, Mr. Woja Duku also has another plan: ” Now I teach here and build my country. “

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