Carter and Annan to observe Referendum vote; Sudan President pledges to honor vote results

The international community is increasing its focus on Sudan as the January 9th CPA Referendum voting nears. Former US President Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan, former UN chief, will be joining other monitors on the ground in Southern Sudan during the voting. (Read the full story here.)

Earlier this week, CNN World reported that Sudan President Bashir has pledged to honor the outcome of the Referendum, which is widely believed will result in a separate state, a new nation of Southern Sudan. (Read the full story here.)