We at the IJR have been watching closely as voting in the Sudanese referendum has taken place over the last week – reports from Sunday and this morning suggest that, as vote-counting proceeds, the secession of South Sudan seems a likely outcome. Indications also suggest that, despite sporadic incidents of conflict in the Abyei border region in particular, the mood in the South of the country has been one of excitement and anticipation.
Read more about the progress in vote-counting here –
Count under way in South Sudan’s referendum AFP/Mail & Guardian online
Also, to read more from the IJR in the lead-up to the referendum, have a look at a recent SA Reconciliation Barometer newsletter article here by Friederike Bubenzer of the Transitional Justice in Africa programme.