The Juba region of South Sudan, home to more than 100,000 people, was gripped by chaos following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.
It was one of the few places where Bashir’s forces had not suffered major casualties during the five-year conflict.
The jubilees were supposed to mark the end of the civil war.
But the rebels failed to secure control of the capital and have not been able to fully control the rest of the country.
This was one reason why the jubilation was so important, experts said.
They were celebrating the beginning of the next phase of the conflict, which was supposed to culminate in a new national constitution.
And it was this celebration that could be the start of a new chapter in the nation’s history.
“The juba celebrations should be celebrated as the beginning, not the end, of the process of a democratic and prosperous country,” said James Boulware, an expert in history and politics at the University of Queensland.
The celebration was not a one-time event.
It was going to happen again and again and then there would be a new constitution.
“The celebrations should not be about the war, but about the struggle for independence,” he said.
The jubeese are a mixed society, and many of them are now living in fear that their future is uncertain.
They have been targeted for recruitment, violence and persecution by the armed groups.
While the United Nations says at least 70,000 civilians have been killed, the U.N. human rights office has also reported that more than 6,000 have been abducted and tortured by the rebels.
In a statement released Thursday, the government of South Korea called for an end to violence in South Sudan and promised to provide support to the jubaese in the wake of the celebrations.
South Sudan is one of three states on the African continent.
For decades, the conflict has left tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.
Since 2011, South Sudan has been in a political limbo, and there have been many efforts to resolve the conflict.
It has been the world’s youngest nation and is currently home to about one-third of the world population.
Despite the economic difficulties and instability, the region remains very rich and people are proud of their culture.
Juba has a large Christian population, with a majority of the population belonging to the Druze sect of Islam.
There is also a large Muslim minority and many South Sudanese believe they are being persecuted for being Christian.
As a result, people are going to be celebrating the end.
The jubaites are celebrating it as a day of peace, and a celebration that will mark the beginning,” said John Gildea, a professor of history at the American University of South Carolina.
Bashira’s government is expected to release a new draft constitution in 2018.
On Monday, the state council approved the draft constitution for the first time since the war began.
The draft was not approved by the full body of the legislature.
(AP Photo/Siegfried Modola)