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I was in Abyei, Sudan in the spring of 2008. This is very sad. newsflick: Burnt and destroyed village huts on the outskirts of Abyei on May 24. Around 80,000 people have fled since the north Sudanese army seized the disputed, oil-rich Abyei region almost a week ago, a southern official […]

With over 4 million votes cast thus far, the South Sudan secession referendum is now well underway. I was in Darfur and South Sudan a few years ago.  Here are a few posts from the trip. creepysleepy:
From @UNDP:
Five hours is a long time for little legs to be standing up, especially as during the last three, the mercury has been steadily climbing into the high thirties. A stern little face peers out at me from behind his mothers’ legs, sizes me up and then very gradually, and upon careful consideration that I am not a threat, his face relaxes. Confidence and curiosity now get the better of this little boy and he points to the camera in my hand, and then looks towards me. It’s hard to refuse his now cheeky grin, and so I oblige him by taking out my camera and together we proceed to take close up pictures of my driver’s legs and feet to the amusement of the onlookers around us.A week-long independence referendum is underway, for nearly four million registered voters. Although the heat is becoming oppressive, the mood remains buoyant amongst the crowd at the polling station, who patiently await their turn to be a part of history. 
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AlterNet: Polling day in Juba, southern Sudan

With over 4 million votes cast thus far, the South Sudan secession referendum is now well underway. I was in Darfur and South Sudan a few years ago.  Here are a few posts from the trip. creepysleepy: From @UNDP: Five hours is a long time for little legs to be standing up, especially as during the last three, the mercury has been steadily climbing into the high thirties. A stern little face peers out at me from behind his mothers’ legs, sizes me up and then very gradually, and upon careful consideration that I am not a threat, his face relaxes. Confidence and curiosity now get the better of this little boy and he points to the camera in my hand, and then looks towards me. It’s hard to refuse his now cheeky grin, and so I oblige him by taking out my camera and together we proceed to take close up pictures of my driver’s legs and feet to the amusement of the onlookers around us.A week-long independence referendum is underway, for nearly four million registered voters. Although the heat is becoming oppressive, the mood remains buoyant amongst the crowd at the polling station, who patiently await their turn to be a part of history.  Keep Reading on AlterNet More Sudan News Follow @CreepySleepy on Twitter and Facebook Returness on the Darfur /  South Sudan Border

AlterNet: Polling day in Juba, southern Sudan

creepysleepy:
More on Sudan and Darfur. Slaves purchased on the South Sudan /  Darfur border. 

South Sudan has reached the 60% turnout needed to pass the referendum on secession from the north, the south’s ruling party and ex-rebel group says.

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession : Related: Dan Patterson in South Sudan and Darfur.   /via @creepysleepy: News via @Slate Their new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn’t matter to southerners. MALAKAL, Sudan—Dancing under a crescent moon, James Aman’s children […]

Related: Dan Patterson in South Sudan and Darfur.   /via @creepysleepy: News via @Slate Their new country will be poor and underdeveloped, but as they vote for separation this week, that doesn’t matter to southerners. MALAKAL, Sudan—Dancing under a crescent moon, James Aman’s children leapt and whooped to celebrate the breakup of Sudan. More than a dozen sons and daughters and nieces and nephews sang and bounced in unison in the cool night, accompanied by the tooting of a cow’s horn. “They are dancing because we are happy for the referendum today and that now we have our own country,” Aman said, watching with a smile as the teenagers left his reed-walled compound to begin a noisy circuit of the unlit neighborhood. “They are dancing because the weight of the north is now gone.” Keep Reading on Slate

Slate: South Sudan Votes for Secession

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