9 July - Citizens of Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State, marched from the city’s peace playground to the state government general secretariat today in marking the birth of the new Republic of South Sudan.
9 July 2011 - In his inaugural speech as the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit today urged South Sudanese to make their cultural and ethnic diversities a source of pride and strength, not conflict.
9 July 2011 - As South Sudanese independence celebrations kicked off in the capital of Juba, heads of state continued arriving at Juba International Airport, where they received a warm welcome by the government and residents of the world’s newest nation.
9 July 2011 – Thousands of Northern Bahr El- Ghazal State residents gathered to celebrate South Sudan’s Independence Day with joy and cheer at Freedom Square in the state capital Aweil.
9 July 2011 - Malakal stadium today was filled with thousands of people who had flocked from all corners of Upper Nile State to celebrate the independence of South Sudan.
8 July 2011 - UN Secretary General (SG) Ban Ki-moon arrived in the Southern Sudanese capital of Juba on the eve of independence celebrations for the new Republic of South Sudan.
8 July 2011 – One the eve of Southern Sudan’s independence, a top Southern Sudanese official said the people of the region had reached a day they had been struggling for since 1920.
8 July 2011 - As a prelude to Southern Sudanese independence, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State Governor Gen. Paul Malong Awan announced today that all political prisoners had been released through a decree issued last week.
7 July 2011 - Two days before Southern Sudan becomes Africa’s 54th nation, the state government of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal urged residents to plant an Independence Day tree on 9 July.
5 July 2011 - With three days left before the UNMIS mandate ends, Southern Sudan Regional Coordinator David Gressly held a final press conference in the regional capital Juba, where he highlighted achievements of the mission and its partners.