A country was born this week... right under my nose. Distracted with mamas and babies, I didn’t notice when Al Bashir (Sudan’s president) announced the referendum results. We were three days into this new country, Republic of Southern Sudan, when someone told me the good news!
According to the Sudanese Tribune, a remarkable 99% of voters opted for independence, leaving the North no choice but to let the South secede. They will become officially separate in July 2011.
Happy Birthday Southern Sudan!
Click here to read an article on the results.