Global Politics

South Sudan: Africa's next nation?

The African nation of Sudan could soon be split in two. A referendum is to determine the status of the South of the country. It's the final phase of the peace agreement that ended the decades-long civil war in Sudan. Polls show that most southerners want to secede and become an independent nation. Sean Carberry is a reporter with PRI's America Abroad. He's in Malakal in southern Sudan.

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It's a rare thing for new countries to emerge but that's what might just happen in Africa in a couple of months. A referendum has been scheduled that could split Sudan in two. It's the final phase of the peace agreement that ended the decades-long civil war in Sudan. Polls show that most southerners want to secede and become an independent nation. Sean Carberry is a reporter with PRI's America Abroad. He's in Malakal in southern Sudan.