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Where S. Sudan meets Darfur

I just returned from a visit to Kiir Adem, a disputed zone in a little-known stretch of Sudan’s 1,300-mile north-south border. I filed this piece (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121402277.html) for AP, and I’ll be writing more in the coming days about what the … Continue reading

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One hand or two?: Ballot symbols chosen for the southern referendum

The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission unveiled yesterday the symbols which will appear on the ballots indicating the two choices voters have in the January 9 vote on southern self-determination. Those choices are “unity” or “separation,” and the commission has opted to … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown: Part II

Above: 1) Voter registration posters have been put up all over Juba and the large billboard on the main road leading into town from the airport went up this past week 2) The SPLM’s “Referendum Operations Room,” launched yesterday (November … Continue reading

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Media and War-Mongering in Sudan

JUBA, Sudan—If you’ve read any news articles lately about Southern Sudan’s upcoming self-determination referendum and are basing your opinion on where Sudan is headed in the immediate future solely on this information, you would be hard pressed not to have … Continue reading

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What Referendum?

YIROL COUNTY, Sudan—Where I live in the capital of Southern Sudan, the south’s looming self-determination vote is a daily topic of conversation among locals, government officials, and diplomats and international donors. In the most crowded traffic circle in town, a … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

During the past week, as I rode through a centrally located, always crowded roundabout in Juba, I watched a large new monument being erected at comparative lightening speed for Juba in the circular patch of grass which, until this week, … Continue reading

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