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November 29, 2010

With anticipation for the January 9 referendum on South Sudan building, Enough visited Kakuma camp in northwestern Kenya, home to 22,000 Sudanese refugees. Training of civic educators and polling station staff was in high gear, and word was spreading around the camp about the upcoming vote.

Kakuma first opened in 1992 to accommodate Sudanese fleeing civil war between North and South; some of the people we spoke to have lived there since then.

Now, many people in the camp eagerly await the chance to vote, expressing excitement about their first polling process and about the...

November 24, 2010

As South Sudan’s referendum kicks into gear and Abyei’s does not, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states’ popular consultations – another important component of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement – are slowly moving forward. Unlike the referenda, popular consultations have largely remained out of the international and media spotlight despite the significance the exercise holds for not only the two states and...

November 22, 2010
As international mediators push Sudan’s presidency toward a political agreement on Abyei in the hopes of giving the region a chance at peace, a flurry of activity is also taking place on the ground. Actors in the region are preparing for the looming January 9 deadline even as the possibility of a referendum slips away—though some seemingly in anticipation of a confrontation.
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