“I was worried about the borders issue and the tribalism in south sudan, but I was optimistic,” says Nyuon.
Following 22 years of civil war, many areas of south sudan remain severely underdeveloped.
On Wednesday, President Obama appointed his administration's third special envoy for Sudan and south sudan.
In south sudan, 85 percent of the population works in or depends on agriculture—and the vast majority of farmers are women.
While a significant milestone, this commitment is not the end of the peace process for south sudan.
A new nation was born today, as the Republic of south sudan officially became the 193rd country on earth.
We have an interest as well as a moral obligation in seeing the Republic of south sudan emerge as a successful independent state.
The perpetrators of political turmoil in Juba are not Dinka or Nuer, nor any other ethnic people who make up south sudan.
The agency is helping thousands of people who have returned from exile and are trying to start their lives anew in south sudan.
Still others are convinced that south sudan's allies are to blame.