Southern Sudanese debate new name

Juba residents ponder what to name new country that will separate from Sudan.

    At least 98 per cent of southern Sudanese had voted for the region's separation from the north, according to provisional results of the recent referendum.

    What to name the new country that will separte from Sudan is now the question that has been generating a lot of discussion.

    A series of names have been suggested but none is without fault. Some say that South Sudan, for instance, does not offer a clean break from what the country is getting away from.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.