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Sudanese Referendum Vote - New England, USA.
5 Jun 2011
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Portland, Maine is home to a large community of refugees from the Second Sudanese Civil War.   As part of the peace agreement that ended the war in 2005, southern Sudanese were granted the right to vote in a 2011 referendum to determine if South Sudan would remain united with the country or secede to form its own nation. Southern Sudanese refugees now living in the diaspora were also granted the right to take part in the vote from abroad.  In this story, members of the Maine Sudanese community travel to the regional polling center in Boston to cast their votes.

 

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Community Culture Politics Society african diaspora comprehensive peace agreement maine referendum south sudan SPLA sudan sudanese civil war vote
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