Timeline: South Sudan's first year

A collection of news stories, comment, analysis, galleries and video on South Sudan from the Guardian and its content partners. By Nick Mead

Sudanese border region sees second day of fighting over oil fields

South Sudan accuses neighbouring Sudan of dropping bombs on area as Ban Ki-moon appeals both countries for calm

'People end up fighting at the water point'

IRIN: Jamam camp in Upper Nile State is a place beleaguered by chronic water shortages, a diet of sorghum that refugees say is not enough, and where most residents are camped on a floodplain weeks ahead of the rainy season

World’s newest state offers little for thousands of returnees

IRIN: Coming home to what recently, and euphorically, became the world’s newest state is often the beginning of yet another chapter of struggle and destitution.

Taking South Sudan to Shakespeare's Globe

Cymbeline performed in Juba Arabic as part of Globe to Globe strand of World Shakespeare festival

South Sudan refuses to be held to ransom by the north

Nicky Woolf: A shutdown of South Sudan's oil fields is a response to the north's exorbitant price for transporting oil through its pipeline

South Sudan celebrates a sweet separation

The world's newest republic enjoyed its independence day, but bitterness over the long struggle for freedom lingers on

South Sudan marks statehood with football match

First national team plays Kenyan club in friendly, and pride and celebrations abound despite 3-1 defeat

Independence celebrations

London-based photographer and photo editor David Azia documents independence celebrations in South Sudan

Papers closed in north Sudan, journalists intimidated in South Sudan

North Sudanese government orders closing of popular Arabic daily paper Ajras Al-Hurriya and suspension of five English-language titles because owners and publishers are from South Sudan

Separation has made me feel more Sudanese, not less

Nesrine Malik: Instead of retreating, diminished, we northerners must wish South Sudan well and embrace our new nation with optimism

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