http://www.3news.co.nz/Southern-Sud...-vote/tabid/417/articleID/190111/Default.aspx The people of Southern Sudan are preparing to vote in a referendum on independence from the Muslim-dominated north of the country.Sudan has been governed from the northern capital Khartoum since the end of the civil war in 2005.However, it is now likely that the poll will split Africa's biggest nation in two. A senior official in Southern Sudan's ruling party has said that there is no need to delay the country's January 9 independence vote, and accused the Khartoum-based National Congress Party of attempting to push back the vote. Five weeks remain until the south is scheduled to vote on an independence referendum that could see the south break away from the north and create the world's newest country. A new african nation could be born. Whats everyone's opinions on this?