Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sudanese vote for the newest country in the world

Today Southern Sudanese people will decide to split from the North.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 ended a 21-year civil war which displaced some 4 million and killed more civilians in any war since WWII. Now an agreement to split puts the country on the brink of another momentous change.

If the new border is to determine the share of oil between the two countries, President Omar Al Bashir will stand to loose a sizeable chunk of oil wealth (around 80% would go to the south). If they don't split, the north will be guilty of meddling.

More on this very soon!

...and George Clooney.

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