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A sign in a market advocates which way to vote in the southern Sudanese city of Juba.

Jan. 06, 2011

On Sunday, Southern Sudan heads to the polls in a historic vote to decide whether to secede from the North. Douglas Johnson, author of "The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars,"  tells us what’s at stake. Also, Southern Sudanese living in exile can participate in the secession referendum, including those in Chicago. But as WBEZ's North Side Bureau reporter Odette Yousef tells us, their excitement is countered by an equal dose of fear and concern. And on our Global Activism series, we’ll hear about an organization that is  bringing sex education to schools and rural communities in Kenya, with help from a Chicago teacher.