South Sudan, the world’s newest country member is not doing well these days. The country is on the edge, facing an ongoing threat of starvation and economical difficulties, and more than that it has to deal with its violent and aggressive next door, former same country, the original Sudan which has for years brutally abused the people of the south and killed them because of the differences in religion between the two parts of the country.
This all should have been solved when South Sudan declared its independence in July, only a few months ago, and the Sudan president accepted the break and also made many believe he will not be in the way of this young country and its people. However things did not go as planed or as stated and since that call for freedom and break form the Muslim majority Sudan tensions have been on the rise, as well as short military conflicts around the boarders of the two countries.
The main issue this time is not that Muslims from Sudan want to kill Christians from South Sudan but that they are now trying to get oil out of the South’s hands. Oil, the financial life stream of the area is mainly located in the south of the country and has been the reason to took decades for the two parts to break apart. There is also something to be said of Sudan’s economy, who suffered an overwhelming decrease in activity because of the lost oil production located in the south of the country, however it is always a problem to defend someone who has been an aggressor for such a long time, and for all the wrong reasons, the people of the south have been killed and driven out of their homes for the sole reason of being Christians in that part of the world.