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Good news for our Christian Brothers & Sisters in Africa

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An overwhelming majority of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north. This will bring the largest nation in Africa, with major strategic implications to the U.S., closer to breaking into two.

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									                       Good news for our Christian Brothers
                                     & Sisters in Africa


 An overwhelming majority of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north. This will bring
the largest nation in Africa, with major strategic implications to the U.S., closer to breaking into
two.

 The results, published yesterday on the website of the Commission that ran the referendum,
show 98.6% voted for a split, based on 83% of votes counted from eligible southerners.

 Sudan's north and south have been at war for 20 years in a conflict that killed over 2 million
people, mainly Christians in the south.

 The referendum was part of a 2005 peace agreement that helped end the conflict. The war pitted
a government dominated by Arab Muslims in the north, often sympathetic to Al Queda and other
Muslim extremist, against Christians in the south.

 The new country should and will have a close relationship with the U.S. Economic and other
aid needs to be forthcoming as soon as possible to help ensure the success of this new nation. Its
central location, strategic oil reserves and pro-American peoples make it a blessing for both
nations.

								
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