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Thursday
Jul072011

South Sudan Prepares for Independence, Detangles from North

Juba, Sudan (Getty Images)(JUBA, Sudan) -- With the new Republic of South Sudan due to declare independence Saturday, efforts to detangle the north and south are underway.

The army of north Sudan is reportedly demobilizing approximately 15,000 southerners from its ranks. Other agreements regarding their common border and oil revenues in the region have yet to be solidified.

The Republic of South Sudan will celebrate its independence and membership in the community of nations Saturday with celebrations in Juba and the inauguration of a first president, Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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