Sudanese bicker over border

Boundary emerges as major issue in run-up to referendum that could break up Africa's biggest country.

    As Southern Sudan prepares to vote next month on seceding from northern Sudan, a major issue is where the border between the two regions would fall.

    The border town of Kwek typifies the issues at stake in dividing the country. Rich in oil and fertile farmland, its mixed residents - and the idea of a united Sudan - have become casualties in the national fight over race and land.

    Al Jazeera's May Welsh reports from the north-south border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.