Middle East Economic Survey
South Sudan Readies To Declare Independence
Preliminary reports from South Sudans 9-15 January referendum indicate that more than 97% of voters have voted for independence. The result will be declared by mid-February, with the South seceding from Sudan on 9 July if separation goes ahead. The result will further pressure the embattled government of Sudanese President 'Umar al-Bashir, who is blamed by opposition parties in the North...