Tomorrow, 9th January 2011, is an important day. A referendum will be held in Southern Sudan for independence from the North. While Al Bashir’s arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court is still pending, the country is facing a possibly radical change. This has raised hopes amongst the Southern Sudanese people, as well as being a new issue of concern for the region’s (precarious) stabililty.
Thanks to the blog http://ocfordarfur.wordpress.com which I read frequently, I found out about a very instructive and interesting documentary on the history of Sudan by Al Jazeera that I would like to share here.
To view directly the Al Jazeera page on “Sudan: History of a Broken Land”, click here: