South Sudan road to independence

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South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by jjkamotho » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:51 am



I see a situation whereby Oil money will propell South Sudan into becoming a major regional player...but it will take a lot of time.
The danger is South Sidan tribes beginning to fight each other as it happens in DRC

where are the strategic thinkers like Tornado?

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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by Tornado » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:49 pm

The strategic view tells me that the south sudanese will be fast tracked into the east afrtican community within 12 months after the referendum.

The strategic mind tells me clearly that kenyans will gain massively from the south sudanese indipendence..they will need teachers,engineers,doctors,nurses,and all types of skilled labourers ...and indeed we already have thousands of kenyans running the informal economy of the south sudanese through the supply chain of goods and services.

We already have the kenya airways preparing to open up direct air routes to jubba and conect it to the rest of the world..
90% of the AID and humanitarian groups operating in south sudan are operating from kenya,employing kenyans and purchasing goods from kenya into sudan
We already have the government of kenya giving the chinese a massive contract to design build and operate the LAMU port with direct rail and road links to south sudan.
She south sudanese will need these routes for the export and import of their goods and services as they cant trust the north to allow safe passage of the same and of course it is shorter to the sea via kenya than the north.

We already have hundreds of kenyan security experts on the ground training and advising the young sudanese army and police
As usual the messengers of doom are saying tribal war fare will break out like congo etc ... but my take is the south sudanese are a different breed and they have had a strong unity of purpose due to the way they were treated by their fellow countrymen for so many years that lead to civil war for more than 21years.
and lastly but not least kenyan future strategic interests are are linked to the success of south sudan...and before i forget take a close look at the south sudanese flag ..what do you see?
you can use this link to expand your view

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Southern_Sudan

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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by Terminator » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:42 am

Beware the African resource curse. There are quite a few countries, Equatorial Guinea topping them with very high per capita GDP $15,000($31,000 PPP) because of oil, yet the average EQ native is not much better off than the average Kenyan, infrastructure non-existent, a very tiny extremely wealthy elite and the usual works.
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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by RV Pundit » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:16 am

I wish they can isolate issues they cannot agree on (abiyei) but let South Sudan secede. South sudanese have suffered for many yrs..and truly deserve independence to chart their own future.
The only hope for kenya is devolution

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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by digalo » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:11 am

the break-up or autonomy from the Northern will be a cursed for Southners.....The Dinka's are becoming more racists and warmongers on the small tribes.Land is the issue :cry:

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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by Ripkor » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:26 am

digalo wrote:the break-up or autonomy from the Northern will be a cursed for Southners.....The Dinka's are becoming more racists and warmongers on the small tribes.Land is the issue :cry:
Don't be a pessimistic. Are you saying they are better off under the oppression from the Notherners?

It can't get worse than what they have been through: imagine a religion being forced on you regardless of what you believe and applying sharia law on people with divese socio-political persuations; resources being extracted from your land and used to develop another place as you don't exist?

Southerners deserve self determination. They can sort out the sibling rivalry once they gain independence.

Long live the spirtit of De Mabior!

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Re: South Sudan road to independence

Unread post by digalo » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:42 am

you aint no nothing of Southners...the Dinka's are like Kiuks in Kenya they own most of the 'grab" land and the issue of Sharia or Islam is not on the agenda its like saying there are no Kiuks Muslims :?: the same applies to Dinkas they are muslims also.
Emin Pasha was a Muslim and trusted by the Dinka, therefore it appears the Dinka did not always view Muslims in a negative context. according to Dominic Akeg Mohamed, a Twij Dinka, during this period Dinka and Bagarra contact was common in his home town of Gogrial: even though there were a sizeable number of Dinka with Baggara names





http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-16513011.html

Ripkor wrote:
digalo wrote:the break-up or autonomy from the Northern will be a cursed for Southners.....The Dinka's are becoming more racists and warmongers on the small tribes.Land is the issue :cry:
Don't be a pessimistic. Are you saying they are better off under the oppression from the Notherners?

It can't get worse than what they have been through: imagine a religion being forced on you regardless of what you believe and applying sharia law on people with divese socio-political persuations; resources being extracted from your land and used to develop another place as you don't exist?

Southerners deserve self determination. They can sort out the sibling rivalry once they gain independence.

Long live the spirtit of De Mabior!

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