As you may have heard Sudan was split in two on July 9, 2011. A new country was born called South Sudan. The largest country in Africa is no more. Sudan has been at civil war for over twenty years. The so-called Arab north( light-skinned blacks) were always at odds with the black African south. It was a battle over religion(Muslims vs.Christians) and resources(oil) as per the conflict in Darfur. The Southern Sudanese felt the need to separate and from January 9th to January 15th there was referendum and 97% of the Southern Sudanese voted to separate. I wonder if this vote would have taken place if deputy president John Garang were alive.
Click on the link below to view this doc. and also to find who John Garang was. Feel free to let me know what you think.