The calm after the storm
The build-up finished, the Sudanese turned out en-masse to vote and the count has been done. Now begins the wait.
There will be no surprises with the result—every indication, and intention is of a landslide—and al-Bashir in the north seems dedicated to accepting the south’s secession.
Much of the press has now left Sudan, and all that remains now of the referendum story, at least, is the announcement of the result.