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Birth of a country: South Sudan gains independence

From midnight on Friday night, the Republic of South Sudan will be born. What was previously Africa's largest nation will now be split in two. It comes after January's referendum in the south, in which 90% of voters chose to break away from the North, and Khartoum, after years of civil war. But is South Sudan, the world's 196th country, ready to draw a line under the past and stand on its own two feet?

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