Project Bazia and Africans United of New England want to express their joy and hope at the recent events on February 22 and 23 in our homeland. Two long-time adversaries shook hands and agreed to work together in peace for all their people to build our new nation of South Sudan. 2011, The Year of Change, marked the end of over sixty years of intermittent civil war within Sudan, and the establishment of a new independent nation, but our people had so little experience with self-governance and much work to do to bring us into modern times that the task was monumental. Add to this the tragic loss of John Garang who had united so many diverse brothers and sisters during the struggle for freedom from the north, and our nation was rudderless. The ceremony last weekend promised a return to the original CPA agreement with ten states and leadership representative of all South Sudanese. We pray this agreement for a three-year transitional government led by President Salva Kiir and his five Vice Presidents, Riek Machar, James Wani Igga, Taban Deng, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, and Rebecca Nyandeng, the widow of John Garang will remember their promise to serve all their people. Then will come elections! God Bless South Sudan!