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Anthem-choosing, Nation-building

JUBA, Sudan—Sunday afternoon in Nyakuron Cultural Center’s auditorium was a special moment in the history of Southern Sudan. The process of selecting a national anthem or, as the MC of the competition called it, a “song of freedom”—is a key … Continue reading

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Come Together…Over the Referendum

MALAKAL, Sudan—“Riek Machar will be the next leader of Southern Sudan,” said a man I met while drinking ginger coffee at a tea stand in Malakal on Sunday morning. His remark was met with nods and appreciation from his friends, … Continue reading

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