What an independent Southern Sudan could mean for rest of Africa
A woman votes for the referendum on whether Southern Sudan should become an independent nation.
January 14th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

What an independent Southern Sudan could mean for rest of Africa

It is the most important global story in the world right now and chances are... you aren't paying attention to it.

Africa's largest nation, Sudan, has been war-torn for almost the entirety of its post colonial history. Factions in the northern and southern regions of the country have been clashing for years and the south may soon be on the verge of taking an historic step towards independence.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, former President Jimmy Carter and one-time sexiest man alive, George Clooney, are helping the effort to get the historic decision to a peaceful vote and resolution.

Kristof joins American Morning today to explain the situation in Sudan and clarify why a secession of the South would be an optimistic future for the region.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. kim

    How are they going to wake up they cant stay focus on a topic. It was a conversation about sudan then they went on a rant about kfc chicken. Talk about pointless.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Annette LaBonte

    If they do become two nations, Southern Sudan will be landlocked. Yes, it will solve today's problems
    but tomorrow they will be at the mercy of Northern Sudan to export or import EVERYTHING.

    January 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
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