South to Establish a New Capital City And Relocate From Juba After Independence

From allAfrica, February 5, 2011:

South Sudan will soon begin to implement a huge project of building a modern capital city for the newly independent state, saying the historical regional capital, Juba, does not meet what is required of a national capital in terms of infrastructure for public institutions, investment and the accommodation of diplomatic missions.

After a referendum in January where 99 percent of southern Sudanese voted to separate from the north, the southern region is expected to become independent in July.

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