It is the most important global story in the world right now and chances are... you aren't paying attention to it. Africa's largest nation, Sudan, has been war torn for almost the entirety of its post colonial history. Factions in the northern and southern regions of the country have been clashing for years and the south may soon be on the verge of taking an historic step towards independence.
New York Times columist Nicholas Kristof, former President Jimmy Carter and one-time sexiest man alive, George Clooney, are helping the effort to get the historic decision to a peaceful vote and resolution.
Kristof joins American Morning today to explain the situation in Sudan and clarify why a secession of the South would be an optimistic future for the region.