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Sudanese await crucial independence referendum

After landmark elections that were marked by allegations of vote-rigging and intimidation, all eyes in Sudan are turning to a referendum on independence in the country’s semiautonomous southern region.

1st May, 2010

After landmark elections that were marked by allegations of vote-rigging and intimidation, all eyes in Sudan are turning to a referendum on independence in the country’s semiautonomous southern region.

President Omar al-Bashir, who was declared the winner last week with 68 per cent of the vote, has committed to holding the referendum. The importance of the southern region vote was underlined by a statement from UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in the wake...

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