I am so happy for Southern Sudanese. Congratulations!!! I pray that you will have peaceful transition and that your borders will be demarcated through negotiation of all concerned parties and not through war. As a person who have experienced the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict first hand my advice is start negotiating and demarcation of your borders now. Avoid going to war if and when possible. With regard to your development policies I believe that you should embrace Amartya Sen's definition of development as freedom. Ensure public participation in all aspects of governance and provide freedom for all the citizenry to achieve their fullest capabilities. I think with adequate public participation South Sudan will have better chances of fast recovery, reconstruction and development.