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My Tribe Is South Sudan and I Choose Peace

Following the crisis that has engulfed the world's newest nation, South Sudan, since December 16, 2013, South Sudanese and friends of the South Sudanese people have created the hashtags #MyTribeIsSouthSudan and #iChoosePeace to call for peace and unity in the country.

South Sudan became independent on July 9, 2011 after a referendum that was held on possible independence from Sudan was approved.

A South Sudanese girl at independence festivities

A South Sudanese girl at independence festivities
Public domain image – original by Jonathan Morgenstein/USAID on flickr

Below are some of Twitter messages in support of peace and national unity:

South Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar is seated in his office, June 30, 2012

South Sudan's former Vice-President Riek Machar is accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
Public domain image – Voice of America

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