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Troika Statement on Freedom of Expression

The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) is deeply dismayed by reports that the National Security Service forced the cancelation of a civil society panel discussion on the constitutional history of South Sudan on July 17.  For peace to take hold, South Sudanese must be able to speak freely.  Article 6.13 of South Sudan’s ...
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USAID Administrator’s Statement on South Sudan’s Independence Anniversary

Statement by Administrator Samantha Power Friday, July 9, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov Ten years ago, on July 9, the world watched with hope and optimism as the people of South Sudan jubilantly celebrated the birth of their new nation. An overwhelming majority—some 99 percent—had supported independence, reflecting the shared aspirations of millions of ...
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Achieving the Promise of Independence

U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. This month, both the United States and South Sudan celebrate their independence.  The United States gained independence from Britain 245 years ago.  South Sudan gained independence from Sudan 10 years ago.  This is a time for both our nations to reflect on the ideals and ...
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