The party continues in the world’s newest nation. Hours after South Sudan formally came into existance huge crowds gathered in the capital, Juba.

There, in front of the new President Salva Kiir and the President of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the speaker of parliament delivered a formal proclamation.

The flag of Sudan was then lowered and the new of the new nation was raised. But many old disputes with the Khatoum regime still to be resolved, including that of the Abyei region.