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South Sudan world’s newest nation

South Sudan has become the world’s newest nation, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of millions. In the new country’s capital, Juba, streets pulsed with excitement. Residents danced, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest president, Salva Kiir. One man kneeled and kissed the ground as a group ran through the streets singing “We will never, never, never surrender.” “Ah, I’m free,” said Daniel Deng, a 27-year-old police officer and former soldier who broke out in a wide grin. The Republic of South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 am on Saturday, breaking Africa’s largest country in two. It marked the…