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Region of Africa[edit]

South Sudan is not actually in the Sahel. It is full of lush forests/jungle and would seem geographically best placed in Central Africa in our hierarchy, but what do others think? ChubbyWimbus 20:24, 8 July 2011 (EDT)

Agree.--Burmesedays 20:35, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
I agree it looks best there based on climate and geography, but what about culturally? They are going to retain strong economic ties to Sudan for the foreseeable future, but I don't know how culturally tied they are. LtPowers 20:47, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
By the way, I just stuck it in the Sahel for the time being. I'm ready to update the maps when we make a decision on where it should go. LtPowers 20:48, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
Excellent. Unless you want to I will do the South Sudan Region map when we decide on that (see below). I also did the original maps for a number of the surrounding countries and can update those quite quickly. Uganda done already.--Burmesedays 21:18, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
Agree. Its not Sahel anymore (it was never Sahel anyway but it was there being part of Sudan). Also, is Sudan the largest african country anymore? Perhaps Algeria is the largest now. WindowsNT 18:08, 9 July 2011 (EDT)
Yup, the scales of trivia have been overturned, and it's now 1) Algeria, 2) DPRC, 3) Sudan. --Peter Talk 10:23, 10 July 2011 (EDT)
Somebody has changed the BC and South Sudan is now part of Central Africa. Given the comments above, I guess that is OK? Peter, Central Africa is one of your maps... any chance you could update it? --Burmesedays 02:53, 17 July 2011 (EDT)
Done. --Peter Talk 11:23, 17 July 2011 (EDT)
Any chances that someone with mapmaking skills could also fix the map for Sahel by greying South Sudan out? – Vidimian 21:25, 21 July 2011 (EDT)
Have been meaning to tackle that - done.--Burmesedays 01:39, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
I just finished up the last of the neighboring country maps and world maps, so we've officially beat Google in updating to reflect the new political reality... --Peter Talk 19:57, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
Tremendous :). I thought I still had Chad to update until realising that it does not in fact share a border with South Sudan. --Burmesedays 02:34, 23 July 2011 (EDT)
Given that South Sudan is likely to join the East African Community, would it possibly be considered a part of East Africa instead of Central Africa? --londonHK 16:40, 24 January 2014 (EDT)

Regions[edit]

We will need to give some thought to this. Clearly, the 10 states currently shown as regions is far too many. The 3 historic provinces as shown here would seem to be a convenient region split? --Burmesedays 20:43, 8 July 2011 (EDT)

Ten isn't really too many if that's the most convenient way to do it. LtPowers 20:48, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
It is compared to neighbouring countries with a far greater tourism profile and relatively huge content (eg Uganda and Kenya). The three sub-divisions as per the WP article I linked seems far more appropriate.--Burmesedays 21:21, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
Since the 3 subdivisions still use the borders of the ten within them, I'd say using the 3 would be best, since there is very little content for this nation right now and the tourism industry is highly underdeveloped. I don't imagine it gaining very much content anytime soon. If it does, though, it will be easy to divide it again in the future with the 10. ChubbyWimbus 00:15, 9 July 2011 (EDT)
Voicing support here for the three region idea. Is anyone working on a map, or can I sign up for the job? (I was just planning to just do a quickie based on the existing Sudan map.) --Peter Talk 14:35, 18 July 2011 (EDT)
I was about to start using the UN Sudan map paths. Happy for you to do it though Peter.--Burmesedays 20:52, 18 July 2011 (EDT)
Done. --Peter Talk 11:17, 24 July 2011 (EDT)

"Oil War"[edit]

A very POV designation that politicises the article. To both the South and North, South Kordufan province, which Abyei lies, is an irredenta. -- E.O.May (talk) 06:37, 3 May 2013 (EDT)

Warning bug[edit]

Does anyone else see the following on this page?

WARNING: Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to do, say, print, write, or post anything that negatively portrays Gloria Velasquez, the legitimacy of government, the treatment of non-citizens, the Confianza ideology, the National Security Priority policy, the ruling Reunification Party of America, the Californian government in general, or the Californian elite. The Commonwealth is known for extremely harsh punishments for even the most insignificant of offenses, ranging from long prison sentences to a lifetime of interrogation, mistreatment and even torture by intelligence officers, hard labor, and even the DEATH PENALTY for anyone who criticises its policies. Assume that you will be under surveillance at all times during your trip, that anyone could be an undercover surveillance officer, and that your hotel room will be bugged.

When I look at the source though, it has a sensible warning message. What's up with this? --Rowan (talk) 05:47, 24 April 2014 (EDT)

I'll see if I can fix this. GiulioC (talk) 09:59, 24 April 2014 (EDT)
That was a direct result of this unhelpful edit to the Warningbox template. If you flush your cache, then this has already been fixed... --1.9.30.34 10:29, 24 April 2014 (EDT)

Why does the warning mention Janjaweed? Is there any evidence that they operate in South Sudan? What are the sources of this warning box, anyway?--67.250.35.250 05:28, 10 May 2014 (EDT)

Thank you for your interrogations. As a matter of fact, several governments do advise to not go to the border regions and to be very careful in central regions, but if you have genuine/reliable information, feel free to share it here, please! Have you any intel about Janjaweed, or were you in South Sudan recently, for instance? Thanks!

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