Principia Discordia

Principia Discordia => Aneristic Illusions => Topic started by: Adios on February 07, 2011, 05:26:24 pm

Title: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 07, 2011, 05:26:24 pm
The final results of Southern Sudan's referendum on independence are due to be announced.

Provisional results showing nearly 99% in favour of dividing Africa's biggest country are expected to be confirmed.

January's referendum was agreed as part of a 2005 peace deal ending more than two decades of civil war between the south and north Sudan.

Although the vote was peaceful, tension remains high in parts of the oil-rich border region.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12379431

I wonder if this really will stop the civil war.
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Precious Moments Zalgo on February 07, 2011, 07:00:48 pm
I wonder if this really will stop the civil war.
Do the north and south sides both agree on where the line goes?
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 07, 2011, 07:02:38 pm
I wonder if this really will stop the civil war.
Do the north and south sides both agree on where the line goes?

Not exactly. Nor have they agreed on the oil in the south.
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: AFK on February 07, 2011, 07:07:00 pm
Yeah, given that the boundary is snaking through oil country, methinks there will be lots more warring going on. 
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on February 08, 2011, 02:19:28 pm
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I wonder if this really will stop the civil war.

i was under the impression that this attempt at splitting could cause the civil war...
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 08, 2011, 02:45:14 pm
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I wonder if this really will stop the civil war.

i was under the impression that this attempt at splitting could cause the civil war...

They have been in a civil war for the last 2 decades.
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on February 08, 2011, 03:09:19 pm
it was my understanding that they were currently not in all out war...
 :?
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 08, 2011, 03:17:30 pm
it was my understanding that they were currently not in all out war...
 :?

They did sign a peace accord in 2005, but in the last 50 years over 3 million people have died.
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on February 08, 2011, 03:52:54 pm
i guess what i was thinking about was this piece that i heard on NPR interviewing this guy that was trying to get a movement for preemptive world attention towards situations that could lead to genocide, rather than waiting for them to get underway before generating media interest.  he was in the Sudan trying to get a spotlight on this referendum arguing that if there was a split, the north would not allow it and the peace accord would fall apart leading to a shitstorm...
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 08, 2011, 03:55:14 pm
i guess what i was thinking about was this piece that i heard on NPR interviewing this guy that was trying to get a movement for preemptive world attention towards situations that could lead to genocide, rather than waiting for them to get underway before generating media interest.  he was in the Sudan trying to get a spotlight on this referendum arguing that if there was a split, the north would not allow it and the peace accord would fall apart leading to a shitstorm...

On paper that part has been worked out.

They said nearly 99% of the voters in January's referendum were in favour of dividing Africa's biggest country.

Earlier, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir again said he would accept the outcome of the vote.

The poll was agreed as part of a 2005 peace agreement ending more than two decades of civil war between the south and north Sudan.
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Elder Iptuous on February 08, 2011, 03:58:40 pm
the referendum was only polled in the south though, right?
how popular is the decision in the north, and what kind of support does the president have in going along with it?
Title: Re: Sudan to split.
Post by: Adios on February 08, 2011, 04:03:00 pm
the referendum was only polled in the south though, right?
how popular is the decision in the north, and what kind of support does the president have in going along with it?

Yes, the South voted for the separation. As long as they can come to a mutual agreement on the border and the oil the President shouldn't have any issue at all.