News+Politics January 10, 2011
Photos Of The Historic Vote In Sudan

Today marks the second day of a week-long independence referendum in southern Sudan, which could split Africa's largest nation in half. The religious and economic implications are huge - The Boston Globe just posted an amazing gallery to illustrate the story.

Like many African nations, Sudan is still coping with the legacy of very old and very arbitrary colonial borders, which were drawn up by British white guys over 100 years ago - the Sudanese vote is crucial for the entire continent.

In case you're not familiar with some of the issues in Sudan, former child soldier and musician Emmanuel Jal discussed his Sudanese experiences and why the referendum is important below...



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