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South Sudan 2011 by Francesco Zizola (43 images)

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On 9 July 2011 South Sudan will announce its independence from the North and become the world's 193 th country and Africa's 54th state. But internal division is pretty much alive, despite a landslide vote for independence in January's referendum.

Ethnical clashes have always been a source of instability in this area, that's why clan chiefs of the Dinka and Nuer tribes - the two largest ethnic groups in South Sudan - held peace talks in Kuajok, Warrap state, in March.
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