Southern Sudan voters head to polls

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John Baptiste and his friend showed up before 4 a.m. They sat on the ground with a radio to monitor news of this historic day. Full Story
Sve

Stockholm, Sweden

#1 Jan 9, 2011
If such sh..y country as it can be divided. The same thing could be done with Iraq. To do the same kind of voting and share it in three independent countries- for Iraqi Shiites, for Iraqi Kzrds and for Sunni Arabs.
HuhHuh

Boone, NC

#2 Jan 9, 2011
Africa is an economic, religious, and political mess. It's going to take more than just splitting one nation to bring stability there. When HIV rates are at 30%+ in some nations, you've got a long road a head of you.
FWsouthsider

Baltimore, MD

#3 Jan 9, 2011
Africa certainly has big problems that creating two countries from one won't solve. But allowing a repressed people who have lost countless thousands through religious violence to finally have the major role in how their destiny will be laid out is a very good thing.

It will also be another opportunity for the United Nations to prove it is concerned with all peoples from around the world who unnecessarily suffer.

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