Thursday, January 06, 2011

the coming civil war in Sudan

The New Sudan?

Not getting a lot of press, but there is a major referendum in the Sudan later this month, and the black areas in the south are threatening to secede. International help may be needed to help "birth" these new nations.
the problem? The south has oil, and there are issues about the Nile water being diverted.
Story and map at the African Executive:

LA Times story HERE.

StrategyPage linkHERE.

why does this have anything to do with Zimbabwe?

Well, Bashir has stolen billions, and if the world lets him get away with stopping democracy, and refuses to let the south leave, it would be another signal to Mugabe that he can get away with anything.

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