Sunday is the official day of voting for South Sudan to decide if it wants to split into it’s own independent country from North Sudan.


We will not “mourn” secession – President Al-Bashir (Dailies)

President Al-Bashir said during a visit to Juba yesterday that the North would not mourn if the South opts for secession but, he indicated, it would be sad to lose the region. AFP reported that Al-Bashir told southerners on a rare visit to Juba on Tuesday he would celebrate the result of Sunday’s referendum on southern independence, "even if you choose secession.""I personally will be sad if Sudan splits. But at the same time I will be happy if we have peace in Sudan between the two sides," Bashir said in a speech to senior southern officials at the start of his one-day visit.

"I am going to celebrate your decision, even if your decision is secession.""Anything you need in terms of technical, logistical or professional support from Khartoum, you will find us ready to give it," he said. "The benefit we get from unity, we can also get it from two separate states."

The President also pledged to demarcate Sudan’s contested north-south border by July, when the south would gain independence if it votes that way, and called for free border movements."The demarcation of the border will be completed before July 9, but that does not mean building a separation wall. It means a delimitation that allows the movement of citizens from both sides," according to the laws in force, the official SUNA news agency quoted him as saying in Juba…

Real Medicine Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of South Sudan, the UNFPA, the WHO, St. Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight, and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and in partnership with and with financial support from World Children’s Fund, is establishing the first College of Nursing and Midwifery. The consortium aims to provide a scalable working model for this college that will offer a 3 year diploma for Registered Nursing and Midwifery and may be extended to other strategic locations within the country.

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