Yemen's Aden split by secession talk

Southern city polarised between those who favour a united country and others calling for a separate state.

    A separatist movement seems to have gained momentum in Yemen's southern city of Aden.

    Yemen was formed in 1990, when a tribal conservative north united with a Marxist south. Since that time, some in the south have called for independence, citing discrimination in the newly formed nation.

    The south is now internally divided between those who support a united Yemen, and groups that are actively mobilising  to break away from the north.

    Waheed Rasheed, the new governor of Aden, thinks stability in Yemen's south will only prevail with economic development and the empowerment local governors and authorities.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Aden.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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