Friday, November 19, 2010

South Sudan: The Geo-politics

In Fifty (50) Days the South Sudan could cast ballots to decide either to be the newest independent state in the world and 54th in Africa or to choose to remain slaves to the Khartoum regime in North Sudan. In the words of Dr. John Garang (RIP), it is absolutely their choice.

You be kidding. While their choice is only salam - peace, there is also the regional, Arab league, Sub Saharan, West, East and a confused global preference of the Sudan. A tension builds. 2010, the Sudan may never be the same again.

The Sudan, bordering Nine (9) countries can not be allowed to remain perceptually unstable for business, for exploitation and as an opportunity. Global by design, local by nature, people are tired of war more so a war in the South and Darfur. Add it that any war right now could mutate triumphing Southerners to seek alternative victory in the North!

And in the midst of all these, watch political developments in Kenya, Uganda, Chad, Darfur, Egypt, Khartoum, Ethiopia and in South Sudan. Let Congo and C.A.R lie! This could be Africa's geo-intertwined-politics of ages.

3 comments:

The 27th Comrade said...

Yes, South Sudan should break free, then we can give it a massive hug into the East African Community. :o)

Salam Taki said...

South Sudan has always been so East African. Infact she should have been a country in East Africa since 1955 when the colonialist made the terrible mistake of making her a colony of Egypt and Arab Sudan.

Dexter, your dexterity shall be needed in the new second largest East African country - South Sudan (or could she be called Azania?).

Tumwijuke Mutambuka said...

The geo-political link you speak of is stronger than ever.

Now if I can get my newsroom to understand that ...

Ugandan Insomniac