Here’s a little video of me tooling around Juba town with some pro-independence activists. They were out trying to rally folks to attend the national day of prayer for the upcoming referendum. (Disclaimer: Terrible audio and hasty compression on this one…apologies!!!)
The prayer service itself was uneventful. It was heavily attended by various Christian denominations but the Islamic community was largely absent. One imam appeared as a token but it seemed exactly that. Many here believe that significant portions of the southern Islamic community is sympathetic to the northern National Congress Party. I’ve been trying to understand whether being supportive of the NCP amounts to support for unity. The claims vary depending on who’s talking. I worry, however, that there is more tension between the communities than most will confess to a foreigner.