Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sudan Referendum Links-O-Rama

AWEIL, Sudan—Since I last wrote, referendum ballots have been counted at more than 2,600 polling stations across the south and hundreds of other sites in northern Sudan and in eight countries where members of the southern diaspora cast their votes. … Continue reading

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January 9 Referendum: The Moment Southern Sudan Has Fought For

JUBA, Sudan–January 9, 2011, is a date that has been ingrained in the minds of southerners since 2005, when more than two decades of war between north and south ended with the signing of the a peace deal that promised … Continue reading

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“Speaking to the people”: Sudan Radio Service is now live from Juba

JUBA, Sudan–Sudan Radio Service has provided in-depth daily coverage of Southern Sudan since 2003, when Sudan watchers from Nairobi to Nebraska relied on the insights of Sudanese reporters from SRS who followed the north-south peace talks in Naivaisha, Kenya. Nearly … Continue reading

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A Southern Leader Speaks Out on Abyei

AllAfrica.com recently posted a great interview with Deng Alor, a former foreign minister of Sudan who is currently serving as the Minister of Regional Cooperation in the Government of Southern Sudan. Alor hails from Abyei and has long been an … Continue reading

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Southern Sudanese still on the move from Northern Sudan

116,000 (and counting*) Southern Sudanese people have left northern Sudan since late October. With only one week left before polling for the southern referendum starts, people are arriving en masse in southern state capitals at a pace that is quite … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown: Part III

It’s time for another edition of my modest blog series highlighting visual representations of “The Final Countdown” to Southern Sudan’s looming referendum. And yes, it’s finally fair to write “looming,” since polling starts a week from today. The sheer amount … Continue reading

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