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Mixed feelings in north Sudan
President asserts support for south's independence, while opposition voices fears over separation.
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 10:49 GMT

 

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, recently sent a strong message asserting the south's legitimate right to hold its self-determination referendum on January 9, and ensuring security for both sides in case unrest erupts over the vote.

But main opposition parties in Khartoum, the capital, have expressed fears over a separation, warning it will not bring any good for either region.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports.

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