South Sudan celebrates independence

sherehe Sudan Kusini

The people of South Sudan have been celebrating independence and the formation of the world's newest nation.

The new country's flag was raised at a ceremony in the capital Juba on Saturday morning.

South Sudan became independent after a referendum in January in which the south voted unanimously to separate from the north of Sudan.

The referendum was part of a peace process which brought an end to a decades long conflict with the north.

Joe Contreras is a public information officer for the UN mission in Sudan.

He's been speaking to Daniel Dickinson about the celebrations.

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