I like your post, only to the extent that you highlight problems and challenges of the soon-to-be country. Now that the legalities of "country" have been sorted out, the international comminity's support will be critical in ensuring that there are strong public institutions to suppport the thriving of the private sector. major investments will obviosly be neened in the provision of public goods. A clear policy environment will be another imperative. This will help guide the private sector players - both from the Eastern Africa region and from elsewhere - who are keen in venturing into the new country. Those alreday in are either trading or training their eyes on the vast natrural resources of the economy. Then good systems will have to be put in place to giude the policies. There three aspects will obviosly have to overlap. Good luck to the people of Southern Sudan.