09 July, 2011

South Sudan

Today we welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the Family of Nations.

Actually it isn't really a family, and there is going to be something less than a family feel in the border area as the Muslim North eyes the oil-rich Christian south.

I predict there will be international intervention in the area before this decade is out, and since Sudan as a country was largely a British invention (we didn't want Egypt controlling the whole of the Nile) we shall probably feel obliged to participate.


PS It is not widely recognised that during the Second World War, Sudan fought and won a battle against Italy.

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