South Sudan: Against all odds

They came out of nowhere, in the process surprising the world by forcing their historic enemy to the peace table, holding special elections at a time when much of their population was on the move, and ultimately concluding a peaceful referendum that will likely lead to nationhood.

UN Photo: Tim McKulka
South Sudanese voters are believed to have overwhelmingly voted in favour of secession from the North.
Glen Pearson
Published: Wednesday, 01/19/2011 12:00 am EST

They came out of nowhere, in the process surprising the world by forcing their historic enemy to the peace table, holding special elections at a time when much of their population was on the move, and ultimately concluding a peaceful referendum that will likely lead to nationhood.

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