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# South Sudan

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The world's newest country: South Sudan set to number 193
South Sudan’s new government faces huge challenges in reforming its military and diversifying the oil-based economy.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Southern Sudan appeals for help as UN officials demand "immediate withdrawal" from disputed border town.
Northern occupation of the town of Abyei threatens to re-ignite Sudan’s civil war. The oil-rich area is strongly contested and there are fears of escalating violence.
North Sudan 'declares war' on South after seizure of contested region
The occupation of the border town of Abyei by Northern forces has raised fears of re-igniting the civil war between north and south just months after the South voted to secede from the North in a referendum following two decades of war.