Gearing up for secession vote in southern Sudan

In January the people of southern Sudan will vote in a referendum on independence and voter registration began this week.

The option to secede was part of a peace deal signed in 2005 which ended decades of fighting between the Islamic north and the south where Christianity and traditional beliefs are practised.

The BBC's East Africa Correspondent, Will Ross, reports from the Sudanese capital Khartoum on how the prospect of southern secession is viewed there.

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