Southern Sudan Chooses: Unity or Secession?

Voters entering polling booths will see two symbols. One shows two hands clasped together, symbolizing unity. The other shows the single palm of a hand, symbolizing separation.

This is exciting and scary. It’s hard to imagine the North letting go, but I’m hoping for the best.

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  1. Rachel Ciprotti January 5, 2011 at 21:54

    It looks good right now, actually. The president Omar al-Bashir just visited southern Sudan and told them in no uncertain terms that he will accept the results of the referendum. I disagree with Voice of America that this only ‘slightly’ lessened fears. It drastically lessened them.

  2. Having friends and family who have been closely associated with the process, and knowing some of the history of the conflict, I tend to agree more with the VOA version. But I remain hopeful.

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