Jewish organizations laud South Sudan independence

Jewish community leaders throughout the world reacted to the declaration South Sudan’s independence, its establishment officially coming into effect at midnight between Friday and Saturday last week.

The nascent African nation voted for independence in a referendum under the terms of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of war. The new state has its capital in Juba and was officially recognized on Friday by the government of Sudan, based in Khartoum, hours before the formal split took place.


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