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Published on February 8, 2011 No Comment
Key challenges for Southern Sudan after split

The release of referendum results for Southern Sudan’s historic independence showing that 98.83 percent voted for secession means formal independence is scheduled for 9 July 2011, but key challenges still remain to be negotiated.

Published on January 30, 2011 No Comment
Darfur returning “to past patterns of violence”

Fighting between government and rebel groups in North and South Darfur in western Sudan has displaced tens of thousands of people and hindered access by humanitarian workers to some affected areas, sources said.

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Published on January 19, 2011 No Comment
Referendum vote over, now the hard work begins

The referendum vote on the future of Southern Sudan defied critics by passing off peacefully, but the region still faces challenges that could threaten stability, say experts and officials.

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Published on January 17, 2011 No Comment
Ajal Kaba, “My hope is for education and a better life after the referendum”

The optimism sweeping through Southern Sudan over the just-concluded referendum to determine the country’s political destiny has infused hope in 15-year-old street child Ajal Kaba, who hopes life will take a turn for the better should the country vote to secede.

Published on January 17, 2011 No Comment

The referendum on the future of the largest nation in Africa is complete. Going by the threshold of 60 percent required to make the referendum binding and the exit polls, the people of Southern Sudan voted for self-determination by the fourth day of the ballot.

Published on January 11, 2011 No Comment
Will Abyei be the next “Kashmir?”

The Sudanese have carried on the referendum without giving the Dinka Ngok of Abyei the chance to self-determination. In so doing, the North has opened Abyei to power grabs and a likely conflict that could run without end.

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Published on January 11, 2011 No Comment
Oil transport is Kenya’s best bet

The birth of a new Sudan will be the beacon with which the era of economic resurrection will be realized in East Africa. With Kenya’s strategic positioning spanning decades, there is every indication that a kind of “reward” awaits both politically and economically.

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Published on January 10, 2011 No Comment
Referendum outcome worries Somalis in South

The question on the minds of many Somalis and other Muslims living in Southern Sudan is: should the ongoing referendum result in secession, what will happen to them?

Published on January 7, 2011 No Comment
Sudan’s referendum—The birth of a new nation?

Southern Sudanese are widely expected to vote for independence—splitting the largest country in Africa and the Arab world in two—in a referendum on January 9.

Published on January 6, 2011 No Comment

The flurry of activity by foreign governments in Southern Sudan in the run-up to the Jan. 9 vote is not without cause. That is why our forefathers argued that dogs howl and bite one another only because a cow has died, something meaty is at stake and it is juicy. Southern Sudan perfectly fits this analogy because indeed there is cause for the flurry of intense activity – what with meaty and juicy stakes?

Published on January 6, 2011 No Comment
Countdown to Southern Sudan referendum begins

“We want an independent country of our own that is Southern Sudan, and we want a new country,” calm and with a passion in his voice, the secondary school teacher, John Kiri, a native from Juba explained the excitement he is feeling for Sunday’s referendum. Voting lasts for seven days.

Published on December 9, 2010 No Comment

All the neighbours of Sudan are watching. Africa is watching. The whole world is watching. However, the Southerners strongly believe it is more to do with them and not the world.

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