Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC
Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC

Press Release - Archive

Wed, Apr 11, 2012

Sudanese nationals entering South Sudan to use visas

JUBA, 11 April 2012 - The Republic of South Sudan has declared that as of 9th April 2012, all Sudanese nationals living in South Sudan are foreigners and therefore will have to legalize their stay there.

This announcement came after Khartoum government yesterday started implementing an earlier decision they (Khartoum) reached that set 9th October 2012 as the deadline to strip South Sudanese nationals living in North Sudan of North Sudanese nationality.

Hon Magaya addressing the press. He is flanked by the Inspector General of Police Gen. Acuil Tito Madut.

“This decision we have taken is a good one because there are some Sudanese who still think one day South Sudan will be part of Sudan”, said Hon. Gen. Alison Manani Magaya, the minister for Interior. He asked the public to be calm saying that these are normal international procedures of immigration.

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Barely two years old, South Sudan is joining the modern world by emphasizing the role of digital media in its international politics. It is with this emphasis that the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC has decided to go digital in hopes of providing basic information and answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding South Sudan.

South Sudan is ready to make its imprint in the digital world and the launch of this website is a major step towards achieving that goal.

Akec Khoc Aciew

South Sudan National Anthem

In August 2010, South Sudanese were invited to compose a national anthem.

After three rounds of competition, University of Juba students won with their lyrics titled "South Sudan Oyee" (Hurray)