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South Sudan readies for referendum
Supporters of unity with north express concerns in run-up to independence vote.
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 21:30 GMT



With only 100 days to go until southern Sudan decides on independence from the north, expectations are high.

Salva Kiir, the president of southern Sudan hopes his people will vote to separate from the north of the country. But opponents of secession say they are too afraid to express their views.

Ensuring a free and fair referendum will not be easy, but a delay could mean instability - something the international community wants to avoid.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Juba, southern Sudan.

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