On the Verge of a New Sudan (The Mantle)

The anticipation is palpable as the Referendum in Sudan draws near. This Sunday, millions of Sudanese will take to the polls for this monumental vote. Residents of Africa’s largest country have already begun traveling to voting centers in order to make their voices heard. Hundreds of international observers are in place, the ballots are en route, and journalists from around the world are on the ground to document the event. Among the crowds of observers will be former US President Jimmy Carter and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, both on location as a part of the Carter Center’s delegation. With 2.8 million citizens already registered to vote, it is sure to be a big day for Sudan; a day most likely resulting in the creation of the world’s 193rd country. Read more…

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