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Steps to the Referendum


Bureau of African Affairs
January 6, 2011

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The people of southern Sudan are continuing to prepare for the beginning of the week-long referendum beginning this Sunday, January 9, 2011. Here are some candid snapshots from the last month...



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Southern Sudanese celebrate the formal announcement of independence referendum results in the southern capital of Juba on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Referendum officials indicated that nearly 99 percent of all voters cast ballots in favor of southern independence. Southern Sudan will remain united with the north until the expiration of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in July 2011. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
AP Image / Feb 07, 2011
Southern Sudanese celebrate the formal announcement of independence referendum results in the southern capital of Juba on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Referendum officials indicated that nearly 99 percent of all voters cast ballots in favor of southern independence. Southern Sudan will remain united with the north until the expiration of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in July 2011. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
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