Arts & Culture

Last updated: 19 january, 2011 - 16:03 GMT

A national anthem for South Sudan

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Southern Sudan is busy voting in an historic referendum.

Does it want to become fully independent from its old civil-war enemy in the north? Does it want, in short, to become a new nation? If the mood on the streets is anything to go by, the vote will be an overwhelming Yes. And in anticipation of this, South Sudan's poets and musicians have been getting-busy writing lyrics and a tune for a national anthem.

Peter Martell reports from the southern Sudanese capital Juba.

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