United Methodist women in Southern Sudan are joining their neighbors in enthusiastically registering to vote in a January referendum on whether their war-torn land will split off from the north of the country.
A 17-day registration period began on November 15, and in the village of Pisak in Central Equatoria State, United Methodist Women members were among the first in line.
“We all registered early the very first day. We are excited to be able to vote to separate ourselves from the northern government, because for years and years it has oppressed the south,” said Cecilia Akuyu, a United Methodist Women member in Pisak.
The referendum on independence is scheduled (read full article – UMW News by Paul Jeffrey)
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