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African Union reiterates support for Sudan peace, stability regardless of referendum result | Xinhua.net

KHARTOUM, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) on Wednesday reiterated its support for stability and peace in Sudan regardless of south Sudan referendum’s result, which is widely believed would lead to separation of the region. AU chief Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika on Wednesday held talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sudan’s political future after the announcement ...

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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 ...

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SUDAN: Ajal Kaba, ‘My hope is for education and a better life after the referendum’ | IRIN Africa

JUBA, 17 January 2011 (IRIN) – 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. Kaba spoke to IRIN about his aspirations: “Originally, I am from Kapaweti area, ...

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Can the World Prevent a War in Sudan?

On January 9, 2011, the people of Southern Sudan began a historic referendum that may lead to the creation of their own independent state, but could also open the way for a return to violent conflict in this already war-ravaged region.

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SPECIAL COVERAGE: South Sudan decides – AlertNet

Southern Sudan holds a referendum on Sunday on whether to stay or separate from Sudan. The vote, part of a 2005 peace deal ending two decades of war between the northern Khartoum government and southern rebels, is widely expected to favour independence. Here is a selection of articles from AlertNet and others. Read more here: SPECIAL COVERAGE: South Sudan decides – ...

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Sudan: Nation Renews Its Commitment to Doha Peace Negotiation, Commends Mediation Efforts

Khartoum — The Government has renewed its commitment to Doha negotiations on Darfur issue and appreciated the efforts being exerted by Qatar, the African Union, the Arab League and the United Nations for reaching a solution for Darfur issue. The Foregin Ministry’s Undersecretary, Ambassador Rahmatalla Mohamed Osman, Monday held a meeting with ambassadors of the permanent and non-permanent member states ...

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Sudan votes to create new country

Polls closed in the Southern Sudan capital of Juba on Sunday, on the first day of voting in a week-long independence referendum likely to create the world’s newest nation, about five years after the end of a brutal civil war there. The mainly Christian south is widely expected to secede from the mainly Muslim north, splitting Africa’s largest country in ...

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