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A peaceful referendum

Alice Monday Black votes in Juba during a referendum in Sudan

Alice Monday Black, 30 (right), votes in Juba during a referendum in Sudan.

Black, displaced by war with her family for 18 years, hopes the referendum will lead to freedom, development and jobs in the south.

 ACT alliance / Nils Carstensen From Jan. 9-15, Black and others living in Sudan and in the diaspora (as far away as Grace Lutheran Church in Omaha, Neb., one polling place) voted by 99 percent to separate from the north after decades of civil war.


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