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    • Will independence vote bring war or peace to south Sudan?

    Former south Sudanese rebel Diing Dhel stretches his T-shirt to show its slogan: “Referendum is your golden chance for total independence.”

    It is a common message plastered on posters and banners here in the southern capital, Juba, as the war-damaged region prepares for a historic vote due on 9 January 2011.

    Excitement is high, with many believing the south will choose secession and divide Africa’s largest nation in two. [Read more]