Stories about Sudan from November, 2010
Ledio Cakaj blogs about the new strategy by the U.S Congress aimed at dismantling the Lord's Resistance: “It appears the strategy will mostly continue the current course with beefed up support to the on-going Ugandan army offensive against LRA groups in Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan.”
Laura Heaton blogs about refugees taking part in referendum registration in Southern Sudan: “For the first time in their lives, 22,000 refugees are about to vote, and these seven will take them through the process. This week registration booths opened to start collecting the names of eligible voters for a...
Maggie Fick writes about ballot symbols for Southern Sudan Referendum 2011: “The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission unveiled yesterday the symbols which will appear on the ballots indicating the two choices voters have in the January 9 vote on southern self-determination.”
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The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), in conjunction with the government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), will be organising a two-day international forum on rural ICT connectivity from 23rd to 24th November 2010 in the GoSS city of Juba, Brenda reports.
As Sudanese and international actors scramble to pull together preparations for a vote that could allow South Sudan to secede, a quiet chorus of U.N., U.S., and Sudanese voices has emerged in the last month to raise awareness over the lack of funds for the important exercise.
Maggie writes about a new sign in Juba that reads, “Abyei is not a shared area. Nothing more to be compromised.” She writes: “…but a new sign in Juba speaks to the hardened sentiments surrounding this strategic border zone.”
Photos from the preliminary round of Miss Malaika 2010, a beauty pageant in Juba, Southern Sudan: “It was an enjoyable evening–in my view not because of the cat-walking and high fashion, but because it was a celebration of Southern Sudan’s diverse cultures.”
Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011? Southern Sudan will hold an a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan on 9 January 2011 as part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. A simultaneous referendum will be held in Abyei on whether to become part of Southern Sudan.