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South Sudan's referendum symbols revealed

A handshake for unity or a palm to wave the North goodbye

Asmaa Husseini, Tuesday 4 Jan 2011
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Pro-separation activists hold signs and chant pro-independence slogans outside the Juba airport in southern Sudan where Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived on Tuesday 4 January 2011. (AP)
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The South Sudan Referendum Commission has revealed the two symbols to be used in the January 9 referendum on southern secession.

The symbol representing unity will be a handshake whereas the symbol for secession is the palm of one hand.

The commission explained that the words "unity" and "separation" are written in English on the symbols with voters marking their choice with a thumb print

 

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