lisa monaghan

Khorhok (2007). Why minority tribes in the south will vote YES for unity of Sudan?

December 26, 2007 - If there is anything that makes unity of Sudan more attractive “it is tribalism not development; as it was stipulated in the comprehensive peace agreement. There is no doubt if the referendum is carryout today most minority tribes will vote for unity of Sudan instead for secession of the south from the north, since the so called majority tribes are acting like dinosaurs. You cant call yourself a liberator and master; at the same time, you have to choose one. Although 2005 peace agreement brought significant progress in term of stability in the south, in recent months we had witnessed countless attacks perpetrated by organize criminals to create tension among peace loving citizens.


The government in Khartoum knows very well that it matter what they do, people will vote for separation so they are unwilling to allocate enough funds for southern development. Subsequently, the lack of adequate resources aided by corruption; southern tribes became more competing over limited resources. As a result they became more fragmented and loyal to their ethnic group then to the government. The system of divide and rule has been used effectively by various regimes in the world and it is still works today. The present camps in northern Sudan by the Sudanese refugees are no less then potential reservations if we have to remain divided.

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