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mbalimbali: Sudan Elections Special Issue

4 January 2011

Ballot for Upcoming Sudanese Referendum on Secession

The referendum on southern Sudan’s secession from the north is scheduled for January 9-15, 2011. My student, Cam Wimpy, is in South Sudan to observe the election and collect some data for a pilot project related to his dissertation — and he’s blogging. I won’t be headed to Sudan, but instead will monitor the election in Dallas. Yes, Dallas, TX. Apparently, Dallas has the 2nd-largest Sudanese population in the United States. In anticipation of the election, here are some various links of interest:

For those of you on Twitter, here are some folks that I follow that are consistently tweeting about the upcoming referendum:

If there are more of you out there, follow me and I’ll find you!

Also, any additional resources that you think would be useful for someone interested in learning more about the referendum are warmly welcomed in the comments.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 January 2011 7:28 pm

    Of course, I failed to mention Abiyei in the Problems section. I’m not sure if it’s because (a) it’s probably just going to be an issue that will have to be resolved later; or (b) I’m trying to focus on the positive; or (c) I just plain forgot.

  2. 5 January 2011 7:39 am

    and, as of today, it looks like the CNN correspondent “in Africa” is also tweeting from Sudan: @McKenzieCNN.


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