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South Sudan votes overwhelmingly in favour of independence

 

February 7, 2011 | Daniel Kanis

Globe & Mail, Feb 7 2011: South Sudan voted overwhelmingly to declare independence in final results of a referendum announced on Monday, opening the door to Africa’s newest state and a fresh period of uncertainty for the fractured region. Hundreds of south Sudanese danced, screamed and waved flags as the announcement was broadcast on a line of TV sets in a square in the centre of the southern capital Juba. Read more.

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