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

Press Release - Archive

Thu, Aug 1, 2013


Press Release

Government Of Southern Sudan

Ministry of Regional Cooperation

Departmnet Of Information and Media


Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, Harare the Minister of Regional Cooperation Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin was received by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Government of Zimbabwe alongside the designated Principal Liaison Officer Mr. Sam Luate and his Deputy Mr. Gabriel Gai.

Mid morning Dr. Barnaba met with the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he briefed him on the current status of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement's (CPA) progress; how much had been achieved to date and furthermore strategic areas that have still not been implemented. These strategic areas included the issue of border demarcation, the elections, and the 2011 Referendum, where the people of Southern Sudan shall decide their fate either to vote for Unity or Separation.

In view of the 2011 Referendum discussions also included Zimbabwe's stand towards the outcome, emphasising for the respect of the democratic decision that is to be made by the people of Sudan and the people of Abyei.

Concerns were also raised with reference to the position of the CPA in regards to the outcome of the ICC indictment; the Minister assured all during an interview conducted that the CPA must and will be implemented fully.

Zimbabwe stated its support to the African Unions (AU) position and to see the full implementation of the CPA.

The Minister will be meeting with the President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and will be doing so either late this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

For further information: Department of Information and Media, Tel: +256 (0) 477151583, +249 (0) 129373893, Email: info@gossmrc.com


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)