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Conflict & Justice

Challenges for a new South Sudan

All eyes are anxiously fixed on January 9th when South Sudan votes on whether or not to secede from the north of the African nation. Will the government of an independent South Sudan be able to deliver on fundamental infrastructure? Matt Ozug reports.

Global Politics

Sudanese expats and the referendum

Southern Sudanese will vote in January whether to form an independent country. Members of the diaspora are allowed to vote as well. The World's Jeb Sharp visits one of the eight referendum centers here in the US to see how registration is going.

Global Politics

South Sudan's returnees

Decades of civil war in Sudan have driven many people from their homes. But many have returned in recent years. Sean Carberry reports on returnees in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, about their lives in exile, and the challenges of going home.

Global Politics

Senator John Kerry on Sudan

Residents of southern Sudan prepare to go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether to split Africa's largest nation in two. Senate Foreign Relations chair John Kerry is in Khartoum. He tells host Lisa Mullins about Washington's stake in the vote.

Global Politics

Southern Sudan votes

People in southern Sudan vote in a referendum on independence this Sunday. This is not expected to be a close outcome: it would be a surprise if fewer than 90% of the votes were in favor of breaking away from the north. Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Global Politics

South Sudan referendum under way

The people of South Sudan have been voting for the second day of an independence referendum. Turnout wasn't as heavy as on the first day, but correspondents said voters appeared to be just as determined. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Juba.

Global Politics

Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.