The referendum in southern Sudan has concluded, but Abyei remains in a dangerous limbo.
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the expectations and high hopes of the predominantly Christian southern Sudanese voters, who are heading to the polls in this historic bid to separate from Sudan's Arabic-speaking Muslim North. Rebecca Hamilton is interviewed in the piece.
Does South Sudan’s government stand any chance of meeting its citizens’ basic needs?
Southerners returning from the North are overjoyed to be back in the South, but their influx threatens to overwhelm already limited resources.
Inspired by family, God, and history, southerners line up to claim independence.
Celebrating expected secession, south Sudan prepares for transition's challenges.
Internal frictions threaten southern Sudan's referendum vote.
As residents of southern Sudan vote on a referendum to secede from the north, dozens have been killed in new violence.
On Sunday, millions of southern Sudanese will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation from the north, after decades of struggle and a bloody civil war.
The great hope for cooperation after the vote for southern independence.
Even if the south secedes, it will face many hurdles--and possibly violence.