South Sudan celebrates its one year anniversaryListen /
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the newest country in the world.
Its birth was the culmination of a six-year peace process which began with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. That agreement helped bring an end to the long-running conflict between South Sudan and Sudan, of which it was formerly a part.
As South Sudan prepares to mark its one year anniversary since independence, Ari Gaitanis spoke with the head of UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan and the Secretary-General's Special Representative for South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, about the past year and what the future holds.