cover South Sudan 1st Independence Celebration in New York

South-Soudan, Africa’s newest nation celebrates 1st birthday

L-R: South Sudan’s Ambassador to the UN H.E. Francis George Nazario, human rights activist Simon Deng with actor, model and activist Ger Duany

By Isseu Diouf Campbell

Citizens and supporters of South-Sudan, the youngest nation in Africa, celebrated its first anniversary on July 9, 2012 at Pera in the SoHo section of Manhattan.

Actor, model, and activist Ger Duany partnered with H.E. Francis George Nazario, South-Sudan’s ambassador to the United Nations to host the event.

Nazario greeted many guests, including fellow ambassadors who came to congratulate him and the new nation.

A small booklet about South Sudan and the countless opportunities in agribusiness, manufacturing and services, infrastructure and resources, was distributed at the reception.

For more information about South Sudan, the east-central African country, that became independent on July 9, 2011 after decades of war, visit

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