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Haiti: First Impressions on the Runoff Election

Submitted by Ben Edwards, USAID/Haiti Like most days in Port-au-Prince, Haitians began to fill the streets at sunrise.  On this Sunday, however, they were headed to the polls, eager to exercise their democratic right in the presidential runoff and parliamentary elections. Voters at many polling stations waited calmly in line for their turn to vote.   […]

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Southern Sudan Referendum Results: Independence

Submitted by: Angela Stephens, USAID Africa Bureau Today it was announced that in a landslide vote nearly 99% of southern Sudanese voters opted to secede from Sudan.  The Government of Sudan has formally accepted the outcome, an important step in preserving peace in a region that has suffered through decades of war. But just weeks […]

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Voters Chose Secession for Southern Sudan, Provisional Referendum Results Show

Provisional results announced in Juba Sunday for the referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan indicate that southern Sudanese voted overwhelmingly to secede and form a new nation. Of more than 3.8 million votes cast, nearly 99 percent chose secession, and just over 1 percent chose unity with northern Sudan.

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The Role of Teachers and Textbooks in a Democracy

Submitted by: Diana Harper “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.” —James Madison, 1788 This month’s historic referendum will determine southern Sudan’s future, either as an independent country of part of a unified Sudan.  Voting ends on Saturday, January […]

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The “Stuff” of Democracy – USAID Supports the Southern Sudan Referendum

USAID’s attention to the details of a successful vote complements its broader activities to support peace, security, and good governance throughout Sudan. Read more >>

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Sudan Takes Another Step in Its Peace Process

USAID is assisting Sudan come to a peace agreement to adequately met the aspirations of their citizens. Read more >>

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Voter Registration for Referendum Completed in Sudan

As part of efforts to promote peace in Sudan, USAID is supporting a free and fair referendum process. Read more >>

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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