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Africa

South Sudan's Muslims vote for independence

media Christians join a parade in support of the referendum on south Sudan independence … Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Tuesday is the third day of voting in the referendum on independence for southern Sudan. The region is predominantly Christian. Religion frequently fuelled the decades of war with the Muslim north and was the central cause of calls for secession. But the south also has a minority Muslim population and they seem united in the campaign for the south to become independent.

Retired General Tahir Bior, chairman of the Islamic Council of Southern Sudan, voted on Tuesday in Juba. He says any suspicion that Muslims in the region do not support separation is not true at all.

Retired General Tahir Bior, chairman of the Islamic Council of Southern Sudan 11/01/2011 - by Billie O'Kadameri Listen

 
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