‘Referendum is chance for independence’ – Sudan

Since January 9th, 2011 South Sudanese people have been voting for or against Independence. By mid February we should know if the largest African nation will remain a unified country or split into two sovereign nations. The January 9th 2011 referendum is part of the 2005 peace agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement, which brought to an end over two decades of civil war.