Southern Sudanese Vote Overwhelmingly To Secede

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'What Is The What' Lost Boy Casts Sudan Vote

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Rural Voters Travel Far To Vote In Southern Sudan

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Southern Sudan Braces For Independence

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Sudanese supporters of secession wave regional flags and pro-separation placards upon the arrival of Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir at Juba airport on January 4, 2010. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Sudan Poised To Create New Nation

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Southern Sudanese rally on the streets of the southern capital, Juba, on Dec. 9, marking the one-month countdown until a landmark independence referendum is due. The vote could see Sudan's autonomous and mostly Christian south break away from the predominantly Arab and Muslim north. Peter Martell/Getty Images hide caption

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Independence Vote First Step For Southern Sudan

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A man sends money through the mobile phone service M-PESA in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, in 2007. M-PESA is having a clear economic impact, including boosting consumer spending in the countryside. Tony Karumba/Getty Images hide caption

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Mobile Money Revolution Aids Kenya's Poor, Economy

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Robert Bonifas (left) and Don Parrish on the road in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The pair are members of a travel website where people compete to see the world. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Extreme Travelers Go The Distance For Destinations

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Will Focusing On Southern Sudan Prevent Genocide?

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At a staging area 20 miles south of Khartoum, a man carries his suitcase as he makes his way to a bus headed to Southern Sudan. A referendum in January could grant the south independence from Khartoum, but Southern Sudan is ill-equipped to provide for the tens of thousands of people are heading south ahead of the vote and promise of self-rule. Abd Raouf/AP hide caption

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Dreams Of Life In Southern Sudan Clash With Reality

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People stand in line at Juba University for hours to register to vote next month on independence for Southern Sudan. Here, a poll worker helps a prospective voter put a thumb print on his registration card. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Sudan Vote Could Make A New Nation, A War, Or Both

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A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Abyei last month. The Sudanese town on the faultline between north and south is slowly recovering from violence two years ago and is bracing for more bloodshed as a referendum looms on independence for Southern Sudan. Guillaume Lavalee/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Disputed Border Area Could Reignite War In Sudan

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Southern Sudan Voters Remember Long Civil War

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