Photography: USAID: South Sudan's Referendum: 05_IMG_9979web

5.	At the Jur River East Bank Referendum Centre on the outskirts of Wau, the queues are so long that Registration Officials must organize men and women into separate lines. On November 23, 91,000 people in Western Bahr el Ghazal had already registered to vote, and Referendum Officials expect over 200,000 by the end of the registration period on December 8. The Referendum is an opportunity for the South Sudanese people to cast their vote for self-determination, and either stay united with the Republic of Sudan or secede and form their own state. After independence on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the 54th African nation.

5. At the Jur River East Bank Referendum Centre on the outskirts of Wau, the queues are so long that Registration Officials must organize men and women into separate lines. On November 23, 91,000 people in Western Bahr el Ghazal had already registered to vote, and Referendum Officials expect over 200,000 by the end of the registration period on December 8. The Referendum is an opportunity for the South Sudanese people to cast their vote for self-determination, and either stay united with the Republic of Sudan or secede and form their own state. After independence on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became the 54th African nation.