Between 9 January to 15 January 2011, more than four millions South Sudanese voted for their independence. After a decades long war between the North, mostly Muslim, and the South, mostly Christian, they signed in 2005 a peace agreement and accepted a referendum to be held in 2011. On 7 February 2011, the SouthernSudan
Referendum Commission announced that 98.83% of the voters had backed independence, leading to the division of Sudan, previously biggest country in Africa.
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