On the weekend, a new country was born. People took to the streets to celebrate as South Sudan became the world’s newest independent nation. In Australia, thousands of South Sudanese migrants watched the ceremony live, as the region they fled broke free from its northern neighbour, after decades of conflict. But while spirits are high, the south Sudanese are facing the daunting task of making one of Africa’s poorest and most conflict-ridden areas a safe place to live.

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