New birth of a country

Kenya
January 8, 2011 12:49pm CST
Tommorow would mark a new birth of a new country in Africa. Southern Sudan is preparing for a referendum tommorow which would separate it from the nothern Sudan. This has been a most awited day which the deceased Garang fought for it to his tragic death. We all should pray that it bea peaceful transition. This would make Southern Sudan an oil and minerals rich part of Sudan a new born country ending the fight between them. Let's join hands for Sudan one of the country with refugees all over the world.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
10 Jan 11
It may be the dividing of a country, but will it be a new birth? How are they going to stop the genocide and slavery that has been going on for generations? There is still nothing in place to stop this. This is still simply about oil and money...greed. It is not about the poor people being killed and the women and children enslaved by the arabs. This is too sad...
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Jan 11
Don't be so sure Adoniah, the south is mostly Christian, it may not stop the atrocities in the North but it may reduce the are over which this evil regime operates all the best urban
9 Jan 11
There are three main things that concern me about South Sudan (which will almost certainly become independent). Firstly, the SPLM are effectively going to be the new government, but if south Sudan establishes democracy, what happens when the SPLM lose? Are they going to give up power willingly, or will they try and hold on for as long as possible? Secondly, we've seen rebellion taking place in Chad and the Central African Republic (both bordering Sudan). With South Sudan being one of the least-developed regions in the world, I begin to wonder just how much stability the country will have, or whether Khartoum will turn a bind eye to rebels entering South Sudanese territory (as it will no longer be their business). Thirdly, you've got the issues of Darfur (ethnic rebellion) and Abyei (rich in oil). If Darfur joins the south, it could re-ignite the tension (as blacks were being killed by Arab militias, so some may see this as a chance for revenge), if it joins the north, Sudan and Chad will still be blaming each other for harbouring rebels, and if it becomes independent, what's to stop even greater instability with Chad, Sudan and Darfur engaging in an all-out war with each other? Abyei is also a huge issue as this is where oil revenues will be generated, and It's smack on the north-south border. If the issue can't be resolved, I could see a possible transition period where oil money is split equally between north and south until issues such as who has the right to vote are finaly settled.
• India
9 Jan 11
It's great. Hope there will be peace in one of the most conflict torn region in the world.
@jb78000 (15173)
9 Jan 11
i hope it all works out
@laglen (19782)
• United States
8 Jan 11
that will be great. I too hope it is a peaceful transition.
@urbandekay (18312)
8 Jan 11
Yes, of course the vote will be in favour but I somehow doubt the North will quietly accept the South's succession. If they do it could lead to better lives for many all the best urban