South Sudan is set to become an independent country on July 9th despite ongoing military tensions with north Sudan.

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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About South Sudan’s Independence:

The BBC has a special section on South Sudan’s independence, and is clearly the best site out there.

Development in north and south Sudan – interactive is from The Guardian.

South Sudan: the birth of a new republic is a slideshow from The Guardian.

Photo Gallery: Preparing for Independence in Southern Sudan comes from Spiegel.

Southern Sudan prepares to declare its formal independence Saturday [PHOTOS] is from The Washington Post.

Into Existence: Southern Sudan on the Eve of Independence is a photo essay from TIME Magazine.

Here’s a CNN video:

South Sudan Prepares for Independence is a New York Times slideshow.

Independence For South Sudan is a slideshow from The Los Angeles Times.

The World’s Newest Nation is a video from The New York Times:

South Sudan Becomes World’s 193rd Nation is from Breaking News English.

Aljazeera English has a video of independence celebrations.

The Associated Press has a good interactive.

South Sudan Celebrates is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

South Sudan: The Newest Nation in the World is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

South Sudan: A new nation rises is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

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