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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit in 2015 by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)

South Sudan

The African republic celebrates its independence in the wake of a bloody, two-decade civil war.