A polling station during the South Sudan self-determination referendum. Philip Dhil/EPA
Guardian Article about the referendum


Below are the collection of headline we receive from our UN contacts on the ground in Juba, Sudan that show the preliminary results and reactions to the referendum held all last week.

UNMIS Morning Headlines – 19/01/11
(Please see also today’s MMR)

Referendum Monitor
·        United Nations Security Council members commend the conduct of the referendum (Al-Sahafa)
·        57% vote for separation in seven northern states (Al-Sahafa)
·        Deputy Chief Administrator for Abyei Area says JIUs would be deployed as per the recent agreement within a week (Al-Ayyam)
·        UN welcomes National Government, GoSS security arrangements (The Citizen)
·        Misseriya and Dinka trade accusations (Al-Sahafa; Al-Tayyar011)
·        Presidency to meet on 27th January to discuss Abyei – SRSG Menkerios (Al-Ahdath)
Popular Consultations Watch
·        SPLM in Southern Kordofan threatens war if Popular Consultations is not conducted in Southern Kordofan (Al-Sahafa)

Other Headlines:
·        President Al-Bashir heads Sudan delegation to the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt (Sudan Vision)
·        SPLM signs memorandum of understanding with the Southern Sudan Defence Forces (Al-Ahram Al-Youm)
·        Workers detain director of Falluj oilfield in Upper Nile for 10 hours in protest over failure to pay their social security entitlements (Al-Ahram Al-Youm)
·        Opposition parties may plot sabotage – NCP’s Nafei Ali Nafei (Al-Ahdath)
·        Opposition parties demand release of PCP’s Turabi; threaten to take to the streets (Al-Sahafa)
·        Student protests in Omdurman over rising cost of living (Al-Ahdath)
·        Sudan signs peace deal with Darfur armed movement (Al-Ahdath)

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