South Sudan Votes For Independence

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Sudan –In a stunning turn of events, Southern Sudan is slated to become the world’s newest country. The results are in from last month’s independence referendum, and close to 99 percent of ballots cast for secession from Sudan’s north.

Juba is oil-rich but lacks the embassies and skyscrapers of other world capitals. There was only a mile or two of pavement here just a year ago, and the local archives are stored in a tent. Many, though, see great potential, and are excitedly looking forward to controlling their own destiny.

Most of the roads here are dirt and even aid workers live in shipping containers. There was only a mile or two of pavement here just a year ago, and the local archives are stored in a tent. Many, though, see great potential, and are excitedly looking forward to controlling their own destiny.

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