Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Southern Sudan votes for independence

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Overwhelmingly!

Previously I mentioned the referendum for independence from Sudan. Official results yesterday reveal that 99% of voters wanted their own country. The president of Sudan Omar Hassan al-Bashir stated he accepted the results of the vote. The leader of southern Sudan is Salva Kiir. No name for the new country has been agreed upon. It will come into existence in July this year. The European Union and the United States have both acknowledged the existence of the new state.

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  1. This is one of those occasions where I wish we were still united as a church because a crusade would have quickly turned the tide against the Islamists during the civil war.

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