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Sudan central bank governor resigns ahead of secession

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s central bank governor Sabir Mohammad al-Hassanhas resigned, the bank said on Sunday, four months ahead of the secession of its oil-producing south. The departure of the long-serving governor is likely to cause dismay in a country facing the double challenge of an economic crisis and the imminent loss…

Observers approve South Sudan vote

JUBA, Sudan (AFP) – Foreign observer missions on Monday endorsed the credibility of south Sudan’s landmark independence vote to the delight of the region’s ruling party, although it held off on declaring victory. Poll observers from both the European Union and the six-nation east African bloc that helped broker the…

NAACP protests South Carolina ‘secession ball’

The memory of the Civil War collided with modern-day civil rights Monday as protesters targeted a “Secession Ball,” commemorating South Carolina’s decision exactly 150 years ago to secede from the United States of America. As blacks and whites gathered in the twilight with electric candles and signs for an NAACP…

Nine Vermont state office candidates favor secession

SHELBURNE, Vt. – Peter Garritano thinks it’s time for Vermont to call it quits with America. The way the 54-year-old automobile salesman sees it, the “empire” is about to implode and tiny Vermont can lead the way by becoming its own independent republic. So he’s running for lieutenant governor, topping…

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