South Sudan Independence Day Celebration

The South Sudanese Community of Shepparton will celebrate South Sudan Independence Day at the Senior Citizens Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton on Saturday, 13 July from 3:30pm upto 9:00pm.


South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011 as the outcome of a 2005 agreement that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war.

Made up of the 10 southern-most states of Sudan, South Sudan is one of the most diverse countries in Africa. It is home to over 60 different major ethnic groups, and the majority of its people follow traditional religions.

Independence did not bring conflict in South Sudan to an end. Civil war broke out in 2013 when the president fell out with his then vice president, leading to a conflict that has displaced some 4 million people.

A power-sharing agreement was signed between the warring parties in August 2018 in a bid to bring the five-year civil war to an end. The deal, which is meant to end a civil war that began in 2013, commits forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, and the rebel groups fighting them, to sharing power.

The South Sudanese Community of Shepparton will celebrate South Sudan Independence Day at the Senior Citizens Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton on Saturday, 13 July from 3:30pm upto 9:00pm

Event Details:

Program: South Sudan Independence Day
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2019
Time: 3:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Senior Citizens Centre, 132 Welsford St, Shepparton
More information: Contact Antionita 0432 644 123 or Thon on 5831 2395
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South Sudan Independence Celebration Shepparton
The Goulburn Valley South Sudanese Community Association will celebrate South Sudan Independence Day at the Senior Citizens Centre on 13 July.