Independence Day ‑ South Sudan
|Event Name||Independence Day - South Sudan|
|Start Date||9th Jul 2017 12:00am|
South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 as the outcome of a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa's longest-running civil war. An overwhelming majority of South Sudanese voted in a January 2011 referendum to secede and become Africa's first new country since Eritrea split from Ethiopia in 1993.
Source: BBC News