|Will South Sudan come out of the shadows?|
It is true. But who’s to blame in the first place? AU has always sat on many a powder keg such as,
"Will the independence of Southern Sudan not lead other players in Darfur to seek independence?" Some ask. This is shallow thinking. Why didn’t this happen when
President Bashir, despite all, is upbeat. "We will work to make unity attractive to all Sudanese. We will respect the wish of southerners whatever the outcome. We will be the first to recognize such a southern state," he said at a rally marking the 5th anniversary of the peace pact that ended more than 20 years of civil war between the north and south on 21st January 2010. Is Musumar (nail) –as Darfuris would put it- eating him up? Is his Northerners-are-better-to-rule milieu turning against itself?
Bashir knows that he cannot stand in the way of the people of South Sudan to decide their future. He knows that shall he repeat the same mistake; they’ll go back to the bush. He knows how determined they are. South Sudanese will not compromise their freedom and resources with anything.
African rulers ought to wish the suffering people of South Sudan well. If Darfur or
Time for the reconstruction and resurrection of South Sudan is indeed now. It won’t pay off to stand in the way of this natural phenomenon. By metamorphosis or symbiosis
The Kenyan PM, Raila Odinga, aptly capture these sentiments in the just ended AU conference in
The PM did not mince his words. He added: “Having done so much to advance this historic process of self-determination, it is preposterous that anyone would now seek a predetermined outcome.”