Independence for South Sudan has been a long time coming, but as it comes up to one year as a new nation, there are still many issues to overcome.
“We definitely could have expected more to have happened by now, but the freedom itself is key,” said Bishop Rev. Anthony Poggo.
Poggo is in Saskatchewan from South Sudan, thanking those who have supported his community through the Saskatoon-based Southern Sudan Humanitarian Action Development Agency and talking about the future of his country.
On July 9, 2011, people in South Sudan voted overwhelmingly in support of creating their own nation.
“Having this new nation is exciting because we now know at long last the war has ended,” Poggo said.
“Voting for separation and having peace for us was an end to marginalization and many south Sudanese when we became a new nation many people felt, at long last we are first class citizens in our own nation and they felt, we now have freedom.”
Civil war had plagued Sudan, since 1950s and while outright war no longer exists, the problems are far from over.
There are issues around where the border lies and around rights to the oil reserves, said Poggo.
When the Sudan’s government started taking a
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