Friday 14 January 2011

Darren Olivier

Where in Africa is Afro Leo?

It's Friday and Afro Leo has decided to take a break from it all. What better than to witness the likely birth of Africa's 55th nation. Here are some clues:

  • the development follows 27 years of parental strife - and the loss of about 2 million lives - culminating in a peace agreement in 2005
  • Afro Leo could meet Jimmy Carter, an international observer at this week's referendum on the new nation
  • the potential new nation will have around 9 million people, mainly Christian
  • it evolves from a country that is likely to be an Islamic Republic governed by Shari'a law
  • new IP will or has already been created:
    • the new national anthem is a collaborative work of 49 poets
    • its distinctive brand is mooted to be names such as Nilotia, Nilotland and Cush
    • valuable knowhow is expected from companies such as Total who are now free from sanctions to prospect for oil in untapped concessions
  • a new national IP office could be a source of income for the country and job creation but will need to co-operate with the current office to ensure that current rights holders in the territory do not lose rights

Darren Olivier

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Melissa Omino
18 January 2011 at 12:56 delete

Southern Sudan in Juba perhaps?

19 January 2011 at 03:58 delete

That's where Afro Leo is!