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SUDAN: Referendum vote over, now the hard work begins | IRIN

Final results are not due to be released until 14 February, but early returns suggest an overwhelming support for secession, a view backed by the US-based Carter Center.

US President Barack Obama congratulated Sudan on the peaceful vote. “The sight of so many Sudanese casting their votes in a peaceful and orderly fashion was an inspiration to the world and a tribute to the determination of the people and leaders of South Sudan to forge a better future,” Obama said on 16 January.

Read more here: IRIN Africa | SUDAN: Referendum vote over, now the hard work begins | Sudan | Early Warning | Governance.

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