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South Sudan Poised For Historic Independence Vote
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South Sudan poised for historic independence vote

JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) Millions of south Sudanese will vote on Sunday in a referendum expected to split Africa's largest country in two.

While many say the fact both sides reached referendum day without a relapse into war was an achievement in itself, some burning issues have yet to be resolved, such as where the new border will run and how Sudan's oil revenues will be shared.
n the mostly Muslim north, the prospect of losing a quarter of the country's land mass -- and the source of most of its oil -- has been greeted with resignation and some resentment.

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