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9 January 2011, 06:00 p.m. | January 9 Referendum: The Moment South Sudan Has Fought For

January 9, 2011, is a date that has been ingrained in the minds of southerners since 2005, when more than two decades of war between north and south ended with the signing of the a peace deal that promised the south a self-determination vote.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed on this day in 2005, but anyone who knows the history of the south knows that southerners have been waiting for a lot longer than six years for this day. They have been waiting for more than five decades for the chance to be “first-class citizens” in their own country, to play on a phrase once uttered by the late southern hero Dr. John Garang.  So the referendum has been a long time coming, to say the least.

Here are some wise words from the Southern Sudanese president and from two other respected African leaders that (for me) help sum ...


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