South Sudan a new country ?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Pararegtom, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    So congratulaions to Southern Sudan , who become the 54th UN member state in Africa , Southern Sudan is one of the least developed states in Africa. It has Oil, so im sure our freindly Oil companies will get in there fast. The Leader of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has not lifted a finger to help his people, so will this new country survive, on it,s own two feet or will it be just another begging bowl basket case for the west.

    BBC News - South Sudan's flag raised at independence ceremony
  2. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    There should have been two countries at the time of independence: the condominium that was the Sudan was run as two seperate entitities, North and South, however in the scramble to leave Whitehall overode the advice wiser heads of the local Colonial Officials and insisted upon a single nation state comprising both north and South.

    edited to add, the fact that this occurred now gives impetus to Somaliland's claims to independence from Somalia.
  3. So the 193rd country in the world and the 209th FIFA member?
  4. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Fior the differences N vs S, and the hideous track record of the Arabs slave-raiding the non-Muslims, try Wilfred Thesiger, "The Life of my Choice" (good read anyway).

    SS is Country No 193. Off you go and name the other 192.
  5. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    An absolutely wonderful book.

    SS has applied for Commonwealth Membership
  6. Oh joy. Now we can donate some aid to it and the president can buy himself an aeroplane.
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  7. and another place where war is about to start...oh goody.
  8. Oh get in.wonder when the mass exodus to the uk starts.
  9. So, if South Sudan gets Commonwealth Membership does this mean when it all kicks off we'll be off to Africa ala Sierra Leone?
  10. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Why would it? Don't see us in Zim or even Kashmir do you?
  11. We did end up in Sierra Leone and Rhodesia
  12. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    When did we send troops to Rhodesia, other than during the initial colonisation period? Certainly not during UDI.
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  13. Mercedes will be rubbing their hands in anticipation of more business.......
  14. Yes. The wabenzis of nations throughout the continent will be rushing forth with advice on how to successfully build a nation state.

    How long before we hear of self enrichment?