A good news for philatelists who are collecting world stamps .Oil rich South Sudan has become the world\’s newest nation amidst fanfare and celebration. Joyous people in the capital Juba poured on to the streets and danced to mark the historical day as their President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared South Sudan as a sovereign nation at a colourful ceremony on Saturday.South Sudan’s president,Salva Kiir Mayardit , signed the transitional constitution and then took the oath of office with his hand on the document. Vice President of India, Mohd Hamid Ansari was among the host of International dignitaries who witnessed the unfolding of the history of the birth of South Sudan as it becomes the 193rd country in the world and the 54th nation of Africa. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, US Delegation led by Susan Rice, Chinese and Arab Delegation and several African Leaders were also present.
New nation was born after splitting away from Khartoum-ruled north, and decades of civil war that claimed nearly two million lives.