Happy Independence South Sudan!

I am taking a break from my South Africa posts, because in case you didn’t know, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest independent nation this weekend. It was great this weekend to receive a few texts from Southern Sudanese friends thrilled with their homeland’s independence after decades of conflict.  Here is to hoping that peace prevails and that South Sudan can build a nation worthy of its great citizens.

Watch the video below, that is narrated by the New York Times East African correspondent dreamboat, Jeffrey Gettleman.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=100000000938499&playerType=embed

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