Friday, 14 January 2011

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


Melissa Omino said...

Southern Sudan in Juba perhaps?

Darren said...

That's where Afro Leo is!