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Ranjit Bhaskar

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South Sudan: Birth of a new country

South Sudan's secession began smoothly with little violence but tensions have been heating up.

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Sudan poll clears another hurdle

High turnout reported as voting ends, but contentious issues remain once the ballots have been counted.

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First day of south Sudan vote ends

Impatient southerners flock to polling stations at the start of week-long referendum on region's secession.

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Masses turn out to vote in S Sudan

People in Southern Sudan vote in a historic referendum that will decide whether the country splits or remains united.

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In Pictures: Historic vote

Excitement high in Southern Sudan as referendum on secession gets under way.

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S Sudan set for historic referendum

President Salva Kiir urges all Sudanese to embrace polls as citizens prepare to cast a historic vote on independence.

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Quick guide to Sudan's referendum

A quick look at the January 9 referendum that will give south Sudan a choice between unity or secession.

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Sudan president in appeal for unity

Omar al-Bashir visits south in final pitch for single nation, but agrees to uphold the outcome of secession referendum.

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Nearly 4m set for south Sudan vote

Referendum commission has registered 3.9 million voters from 10 states in the south, plus the north and from abroad.

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Carter to lead Sudan poll observers

The former US president will be a prominent observer during the week-long referendum process set to begin on January 9.

Africa

In pictures: Cattle for wealth

South Sudan's Dinka tribe keeps cattle for its beauty and the prestige large herds bestow on their owners.

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The peace dividend in south Sudan

The story of a childhood spent in refugee camps, and of struggling for an education in war-torn country.