The people of Southern Sudan have a date with destiny. This Sunday, 9 January 2011, the people of Southern Sudan will vote in an historic Referendum, whether to remain part of a united Sudan or to secede.
Comprehensive Peace Agreement
This Referendum is a core requirement of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended decades of conflict between the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the National Islamic Front (NIF), now renamed the National Congress Party (NCP).
As the vast majority of citizens in Southern Sudan voted for President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army/Movement who stands for the full independence of Southern Sudan, the results of this Referendum remains a foregone conclusion.