I'm wondering aloud if a new thread should be started for the new country of South Sudan
(I'll leave it up to all those of you who are here more often than me to decide, I'm not sure what's best)?
Yes, as some of you already know, on July 9th, 2011 the independent country of South Sudan will be born! It has me worried about possible violence, I really hope there is none at all, but given what has already happened recently, and history... Anyway, I just popped in here to post some BBC articles on the subject.
Be well and
~Jackie~ South Sudan: How do you set up a nation?
By Kathryn Westcott BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14014083
[You can also hear a version of the new national anthem in this article
]Sudan: One country or two?
27 May 2011 Last updated at 11:07 EThttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12115013
[Maps (I'm someone who loves 'em, what can I say
). These ones show the dichotomies and contrasts between the north and south from many standpoints. Not that I want to be divisive, but for illustrative purposes, it is quite something!