South Sudan's independence vote ends

Voting has ended in Sudan in the south’s historic independence referendum, with a large turnout for the week-long poll.

The vote is widely expected to see the south choose overwhelmingly for separation from the north.

The referendum was a condition of a 2005 peace deal which ended a 21-year civil war.

Official results of the vote – which was largely peaceful – are not expected until early next month.

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