Sudanese Demand Autonomy

South Sudanese in Uganda have launched a YES-campaign for autonomy from the Arab-dominated north.

The campaign spearheaded by the Southern Sudan Students Union of Uganda (SSSUU) was kicked off by Mr Paul Akol, the chairman of the Sudanese People Liberation Movement (SPLM) youth league. He said the campaign is meant to rally southerners to vote for autonomy come the January 9, 2011 referendum.

Handed memorandum

The referendum is part of the comprehensive peace agreement that ended the 21-year civil war between the Christian south and the Muslim north.

SSSUU Secretary General Lincoln Kocdak Bol handed a memorandum in support of the south’s independence to Mr Akol, who travelled with a delegation from Juba.

The ceremonies were preceded by a 40-minute match from Ssezzibwa Road down to Garden City, Nile Avenue through Mackinnon Road in Kampala.

Mr Akol, a member of the SPLM central committee by virtue of leading the party’s youth league, will deliver the SSSUU memorandum to the party chairman in Juba to express the opinions and will of the countrymen who are in Uganda.

Mr Bol said the memorandum is signed by 20 executive members.

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