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Vol 52 No 3

Published 4th February 2011


Through the looking glass

There are growing concerns about the two million Southerners living in the north after last month's vote for separation

Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of Africa's newest state in July, was in demand at the 24-31 January African Union summit in Addis Ababa. In the AU conference centre, he was courted by contractors, diplomats and, of course, journalists. Now that the provisional results of last month's referendum show that 98.83% of voters have chosen secession for the South, everyone wants to know Salva's line on key issues such as oil money, borders and Abyei.

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