Sudan at crossroad

­Ibrahim Gambari – Joint Special Representative of the African Union and UN Mission in Darfur

On the 9th of January the people of Southern Sudan are expected to vote on the future of their region at a referendum. Since Sudan  gained independence fifty years ago it has been torn apart by ethnic and religious conflicts. The two regions of the country, Darfur and Southern Sudan are the biggest headache for the government these days. While the violence is still raging in Darfur, Southern Sudan is making an attempt to find a peaceful solution… But will this referendum bring peace to the region? We ask Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union and UN Mission in Darfur.