Commemorations in Khartoum, Sudan marked five years since the death of Dr. John Garang—the man whose vision of a unified, democratic Sudan inspired many. But five years since his death, a united Sudan seems unlikely.
Most observers predict that January 2011 will bring about the birth of Africa's newest nation, with the predominantly Christian and animist south of the country expected to vote in favor of breaking from the predominantly Muslim north. The only real question is whether the transition can be managed peacefully.
This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Sudan in Transition" (http://bit.ly/oY6qem) by Rebecca Hamilton.