Skip to comments.'Free at last': South Sudan is world's newest nation
Posted on 07/09/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT by Jacob Kell
JUBA Saturday meant that South Sudan and its black tribesmen would for the first time be linked politically with sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya and Uganda are already laying strong economic ties with their northern neighbor, an oil-rich country that may one day ship its oil to a Kenyan port, instead of through the pipelines controlled by Khartoum.
"From today our identity is southern and African, not Arabic and Muslim," read a hand-painted sign that one man carried as he walked through the crowds.
South Sudan first celebrated its new status with a a raucous street party at midnight. At a packed midday ceremony, the speaker of parliament read a proclamation of independence as the flag of Sudan was lowered and the flag of South Sudan was raised, sparking wild cheers from a crowd tens of thousands strong.
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More $$$ for us to borrow and send as foreign aid?
he might have thought he was next on the Obama hit list??
silly me, I forgot about Railla Odinga in Kenya, this story says it, oil will flow through KENYA, so, Odinga gets the money, Obama wins another war bombing Sudanese Muslims and Odinga gets rich and Obama gets kickbacks...now, no war but a political victory with Odinga making a billion and Obama getting kickbacks from it all...
Will the “black tribesmen” have business relations with Holder’s Peeps? Honestly can anyone tell me what goes on inside the heads of these moronic white liberals and their National Geographic anthropology missives?
South Sudan Has Big Oil Reserves, Big Problems
By SOF Editor on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:17pm
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The new Republic of South Sudan enters the world with great economic potential but faces huge challenges in its quest for peace and prosperity.
The country possesses large oil reserves that made the former unified Sudan the third-largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa.
Its population - estimated at between 8 and 13 million - is strongly united in favor of independence. In January, 98 percent of voters chose to split from the north, with whom the south fought a 21-year war.
But the new nation has been wracked with violence in recent months. The United Nations estimated this week that more than 2,300 south Sudanese have died in tribal and rebel violence this year. At least seven rebel militias operate on southern territory.
In addition, the country could plunge back into war with the north unless the sides can settle disputes over the Abyei region and how to share oil revenue.
South Sudan is also one of the least developed countries on the planet. The capital, Juba, has only a few dozen kilometers of paved roads, and most of the country’s people cannot read.
Despite the obstacles, southern Sudanese are hopeful for their country, and tens if not hundreds of thousands are expected to take part in the independence celebrations.
South Sudan becomes Africa’s and world’s newest nation on Saturday.
Juba-lation in Südsudan...
do they get to participate in next year’s olympics?
The arrest warrant for al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity related to the conflict in Darfur will be quietly disposed of now.
Oil or no oil, it looks like South Sudan could degenerate into tribal warfare and become another Somalia. Then we get to see how the chinese handle "nation-building."
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