After Decades of Struggle and Sorrow, South Sudan Celebrates Its Independence

President Salva Kiir gathered with leaders from around the world to celebrate South Sudans independence. Photo Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Jeffrey Gettleman The New York Times 7/9/2011

JUBA, South Sudan — The celebrations erupted at midnight. Thousands of revelers poured into Juba’s steamy streets in the predawn hours on Saturday, hoisting […]