Over the last few months, many have been waiting for the final outcome of the referendum vote for the separation of the Sudan and Southern Sudan, and now the great
outcome is here.

With the overwhelming majority of 90% of the people
voting for another independent state, the Southern Sudan will once again become independent.

With the Republic of Sudan agreeing to honor the referendum, and the United States pledging to recognize the new country status in July, it would seem that the DXCC Entity List would be going up one.

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/february2011/southern_sudan.htm