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- According to a press release from the government of South Sudan (GoSS), the Kenyan authorities have invited the newly independent country to connect to fibre-optic cables in the East African region. South Sudan’s fixed line infrastructure was almost completely destroyed during the civil war. After seceding from the north in July 2011, South Sudan began drawing up its own independent regulations for the country’s telecommunications sector. The north’s main mobile operators, Kuwait-based Zain, South Africa’s MTN and local firm Sudatel have been dividing their operations into two units since the south gained its own international dialling code.