Monday, February 07, 2011

New country in southern Sudan

"With the announcement of final voting results, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan said Monday that his government would accept the choice of the long-embattled region of southern Sudan to separate from the north, setting the stage for the creation of the world’s newest country this summer.

According to the final count, announced in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, 98.83 percent of the more than 3.8 million registered voters in southern Sudan chose to separate from the north. In many parts of the country the vote was over 99 percent."

1 comment :

Iraqi Mojo said...

Angry Arab: "Compare the speed in which the US government has recognized the Southern Sudan state and the treatment of Palestine by the US government."